Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Levi Brown among Pro Bowl alternates
By Mike Sando
The Cardinals were well-represented on the NFC Pro Bowl roster.
Larry Fitzgerald, Adrian Wilson, Darnell Dockett and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie were worthy choices.
Six others qualified as alternates to the Pro Bowl, according to the team: Quarterback Kurt Warner, tackle Levi Brown, safety Antrel Rolle, punter Ben Graham, specialist Sean Morey and kicker Neil Rackers.
Brown's name jumps off the page because he is highly penalized and often criticized as someone who doesn't live up to his first-round draft pedigree. Being an alternate stands as a credit to Brown and a reflection of the tackle position in the conference. Perennial Pro Bowl choice Walter Jones was not a candidate this season, while the 49ers' Joe Staley missed an extended period while injured. Former Rams tackle Orlando Pace has also declined to the point where he no longer commands consideration.