Eagles' Jeremy Maclin, Jon Dorenbos added to Pro Bowl roster
The NFL announced on Friday that Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin and long snapper Jon Dorenbos have been added to the Pro Bowl roster, bringing Philadelphia's total number of Pro Bowlers to nine, according to the team.
Maclin had 85 receptions for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns, finishing fourth in team history in catches, third in yards receiving and seventh in touchdowns in his first season back after missing an entire year with a torn ACL. It will be his first Pro Bowl.
Dorenbos was selected by Dallas head coach and Pro Bowl coach Jason Garrett as a need player. He helped kicker Cody Parkey set a team- and NFL rookie-record with 150 points last season, and aided punter Donnie Jones in setting an Eagles record with 34 punts inside the 20-yard line. It will be his second Pro Bowl, and he will be the 29th player who played under former coach Andy Reid to make the Pro Bowl.
Maclin, Dorenbos, Parkey and Evan Mathis were selected as Pro Bowl alternates, while Jason Peters, Jason Kelce, LeSean McCoy, Connor Barwin and Darren Sproles made the team initially. Maclin will replace Denver's Demaryius Thomas, while Parkey is first alternate behind Adam Vinatieri of the Indianapolis Colts and Stephen Gostkowski of the New England Patriots.
The Eagles finished the 2014 season with a 10-6 record, placing second in the NFC East but failing to make the playoffs.
For the second year, the Pro Bowl, slated for Jan. 25, will feature teams picked by captains rather than the AFC vs. NFC format. Cris Carter and Michael Irvin are scheduled to select their teams on Wednesday.