A pair of Tennessee Titans players said they wouldn't go to the Pro Bowl as alternates, according to a report from Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
No Titans players were voted into the Pro Bowl, but defensive lineman Jurrell Casey and tight end Delanie Walker were selected as alternates.
Casey, who recorded five tackles and 42 tackles this season, said he doesn't want to go as an alternate "until I make my first appearance."
Walker, who has caught 56 passes for a team-high 847 yards and four touchdowns, echoed Casey in saying that he would rather "earn" a spot in the Pro Bowl than receive an invitation if others pulled out.
From the report:
"The way I look at it is I don't want to go as an alternate until I make my first appearance," Casey said, according to the report. "I want to hold to what I believe in and that's going out there and earning my spot as a first teamer." [...]
"I don't understand why I should go," Walker said, according to the report. "If you didn't vote me in the first time, why should I go as an alternate? I would rather earn it than have to go because someone else can't go."
The Titans (2-13) host the Indianapolis Colts to close the regular season on Sunday.