Bowman, Staley lone two representatives for 49ers to Pro Bowl

49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman is tied for the league lead in tackles.
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San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman and left tackle Joe Staley were named to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday night.

Bowman came back from a serious knee injury that forced him to miss the entire 2014 season to earn his third Pro Bowl selection. He also was named in 2012 and 2013.

The 27-year-old Bowman is tied with D’Qwell Jackson of the Indianapolis Colts for the league lead with 136 tackles despite the unexpected offseason retirements of fellow linebackers Patrick Willis and Chris Borland.

Staley continues to excel despite an offense that ranks last in the league in scoring. The nine-year tackle earned his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl nod and is on pace to appear in all 16 games for the fifth straight season.

A first-round pick in 2007, Staley has been an ironman for San Francisco, playing in all 16 games in six of his first eight seasons.

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