Peppers replaces Pierre-Paul in Pro Bowl

January, 23, 2012
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Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers will replace the Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul in the Pro Bowl. Peppers, who was voted a first alternate, will play for Pierre-Paul, who is playing in the Super Bowl.

Peppers, who had a team-high 11 sacks, makes his seventh Pro Bowl in 10 seasons. He is the first Bear defensive end to make two straight Pro Bowls since Richard Dent in 1984-85.

Peppers joins Bears linebackers Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs, running back Matt Forte, cornerback Charles Tillman and special teams standout Corey Graham on the NFC team. Urlacher (knee) and Briggs (ankle) will not play in Sunday's game in Hawaii.

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