5 Browns, 1 Bengal make PFWA squads
Both of Ohio’s NFL teams are represented on the 2013 Pro Football Writers of America’s annual all-league and all-conference teams.
The Browns are one of nine teams with two players on the All-NFL team as left tackle Joe Thomas earned the honor for the fourth time in his career and wide receiver Josh Gordon for the first.
Joining them on the PFWA All-AFC team are Cleveland teammates center Alex Mack, tight end Jordan Cameron and cornerback Joe Haden.
Vontaze Burfict of the Bengals was picked as the All-AFC middle linebacker, but Cincinnati native Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers beat him out for the All-NFL honor at the position.
Cleveland native Donte Whitner, who starred at Ohio State, made the All-NFC team at safety.