Thursday, January 14, 2010
AFC North has three on All-Pro team
By James Walker
The Associated Press announced its 2009 All-Pro team Thursday, and the AFC North had three players make the cut.
Surprisingly the Cleveland Browns (5-11), who finished last in the division, had the most players with two. Starting left tackle Joe Thomas and return specialist Josh Cribbs, both Pro Bowlers, made the team.
Linebacker Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens was the third player from the AFC North. He had 134 tackles and three sacks during the regular season.
The reigning champion Pittsburgh Steelers and current AFC North division champion Cincinnati Bengals were shut out of the All-Pro first team. This isn’t a surprise for Cincinnati. Despite team success, no Bengals were selected for the Pro Bowl this season.