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Thursday, January 20, 2011
Tramon Williams gets his Pro Bowl

By Kevin Seifert

We've spent plenty of time discussing the 2010 performance of Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams, who has elevated his game to another level in the playoffs with three interceptions. He might have been slighted when Pro Bowl voters relegated him to first-alternate status last month, but eventually Williams got his due.

Thursday, the NFL officially added him to the NFC roster after Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel withdrew. Williams becomes the sixth Packers player named to the roster, but I'm pretty sure all of them prefer to skip the trip if it means a berth in Super Bowl XLV. Remember, the Pro Bowl will be played January 30 in Honolulu.

Our updated reckoning of NFC North Pro Bowlers:

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
RB Adrian Peterson
DT Kevin Williams @

+Won't play
@Injury replacement