Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap added to Pro Bowl
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap was added to the Pro Bowl on Thursday as an injury replacement for Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson.
Dunlap finished fourth in the league with a career-best 13 1/2 sacks, but was not among Cincinnati’s Pro Bowl nominees when the players were first announced last month. He will now be the sixth Bengal to go to Honolulu, joining fellow defenders Geno Atkins and Reggie Nelson.
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#Aloha!!! 😏 Ending The Season Off On A High Note. Appreciate my everyone on team and my Defense especially my Defensive Line grinding with me in the trenches. But few coverage sacks in their too so s/o to my Dbs too making it easy. #WhoDey
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This will be the first Pro Bowl nod for Dunlap, who also recorded 24 hurries and two forced fumbles.
Wilkerson suffered a fractured right fibula in the Jets’ season finale and underwent surgery a few days after. He posted 12 sacks this season.
The Pro Bowl will be played on Jan. 31 in Hawaii.