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Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sizing up Pro Bowl alternates

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

NFC West teams know how to punt.

The 49ers' Andy Lee was named to the NFC's Pro Bowl squad.

Punters Ben Graham (Cardinals), Donnie Jones (Rams) and Jon Ryan (Seahawks) are the alternates.

We can bank on an NFC West player punting in the Pro Bowl, in other words.

Other known alternates from the NFC West: kicker Olindo Mare (Seahawks), center Jason Brown (Rams), defensive end Justin Smith (49ers), special-teamer Michael Robinson (49ers), running back Frank Gore (49ers), tackle Levi Brown (Cardinals), quarterback Kurt Warner (Cardinals), safety Antrel Rolle (Cardinals), specialist Sean Morey (Cardinals) and kicker Neil Rackers (Cardinals).