Thursday, January 19, 2012
Chris Myers, Antonio Smith added
ESPN.com news services
Houston Texans center Chris Myers and defensive end Antonio Smith have been added to the AFC's Pro Bowl roster.
It's the first Pro Bowl appearance for both players.
Running back Arian Foster and cornerback Johnathan Joseph were already named to the AFC squad, but Foster will miss the game because of a minor foot injury suffered in last week's loss to Baltimore.
The Pro Bowl is Jan. 29. The AFC squad will be led by Houston coach Gary Kubiak and his staff.
Myers is the first Texans offensive lineman to make the Pro Bowl. The Texans ranked second in rushing this season (153 yards per game). Smith finished with a career-high 6½ sacks for the NFL's second-ranked defense.
Myers is replacing Pittsburgh's Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) and Smith will step in for New England's Andre Carter (knee).
Denver Broncos strong safety Brian Dawkins has been added to the AFC roster, although it's uncertain if he'll be able to play because of a neck injury.
Dawkins missed most of the last month and both of Denver's playoff games. He has said he'll consult with his family before deciding whether to return in 2012 for a 17th NFL season, which would be a record for safeties.
Dawkins was having a resurgent season under first-year defensive coordinator Dennis Allen when he got hurt in a game against Chicago.
He replaces safety Troy Polamalu (neck) on the roster for the Jan. 29 all-star game. This is Dawkins' ninth Pro Bowl selection and he's the sixth Broncos player chosen to play in this year's Pro Bowl, the team's best representation since 2001.
Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson is making his first trip to Hawaii after being added to the NFC roster.
Robinson was added on Thursday after Green Bay fullback John Kuhn pulled out because of injury. Robinson was the first alternate and this will be his first Pro Bowl appearance.
Robinson helped running back Marshawn Lynch become Seattle's first 1,000-yard back since 2005. Lynch scored a touchdown in 11 straight games and Seattle was one of the top running teams in the NFL the second half of the season.
Robinson also had a touchdown receiving and he returned a blocked punt for a touchdown this season.
Robinson joins safety Earl Thomas as Seattle's representatives at the Pro Bowl.
Oakland Raiders long snapper Jon Condo was added to the AFC roster.
The Raiders announced the addition on Thursday. Condo will join Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski and punter Shane Lechler in Hawaii for the game Jan. 29.
Condo was also selected as a Pro Bowler following the 2009 season.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.