Friday, December 27, 2013
Pro Bowl selections: Miami Dolphins
By James Walker
The Miami Dolphins are hoping to get into the postseason for the first time since 2008 this weekend. But on Friday Miami, received additional good news by getting four players into the Pro Bowl.
Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes, defensive end Cameron Wake, punter Brandon Fields and center Mike Pouncey were all selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl, as voted by fans, players and coaches.
"It is a well-deserved honor," Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said. "I know they will be outstanding representatives of their teammates and the rest of the Dolphins organization in Hawaii."
This will be the first Pro Bowl for Fields and Pouncey. It is the second for Grimes and the third nod for Wake.
Fields and Pouncey have been considered Pro Bowl snubs in the past. But perhaps the Dolphins' success this year got them over the hump. Wake, who has 8.5 sacks, didn't have his strongest year. He was hampered by a knee injury earlier in the season, but name recognition and a fast finish helped in the selection process. Grimes has been a stud in his first year with Miami and has four interceptions. Grimes missed nearly all of 2012 following Achilles surgery.
"This selection means a lot especially coming off last year," Grimes said. "To come back and make the Pro Bowl is a big deal."
Miami (8-6) can clinch a wild-card spot with a win Sunday over the New York Jets and a loss by the Baltimore Ravens or a win by the San Diego Chargers.
Click here for the complete Pro Bowl roster.