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E.J. Henderson a late Pro Bowl addition

1/27/2011

We have what I presume will be our final Pro Bowl roster adjustment in the NFC North, one that caps a remarkable year for a long-deserving veteran.

The NFL named Minnesota Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson to his first Pro Bowl team Thursday to balance the NFC roster following a series of injury and Super Bowl-related withdrawals. Henderson returned from a gruesome December 2009 leg injury to start all 16 games for the Vikings this season. He tied for the team lead with three interceptions, a career high, and also had 139 tackles based on film review of Vikings coaches.

Below is the latest reckoning of Pro Bowl statuses for all four NFC North teams. When it's all said and done, six of our players are expected to be in uniform for Sunday's game:

Chicago Bears

LB Lance Briggs +

LB Brian Urlacher +

DE Julius Peppers *

KR Devin Hester

Detroit Lions

WR Calvin Johnson *

DT Ndamukong Suh *+

Green Bay Packers

LT Chad Clifton +

FS Nick Collins *+

WR Greg Jennings +

LB Clay Matthews * +

CB Tramon Williams @ +

CB Charles Woodson * +

Minnesota Vikings

LB E.J. Henderson @

RB Adrian Peterson

DT Kevin Williams @+

CB Antoine Winfield @

* Starter

+ Won't play

@ Injury/Super Bowl replacement