Martellus Bennett, Mark Ingram added to Pro Bowl roster

Tuesday January 20th, 2015

Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett and New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram have been added to the Pro Bowl roster, the league announced on Monday.

Bennett and Ingram will replace Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, both of whom will play in Super Bowl XLIX. Bennett and Ingram will be making their first Pro Bowl appearances.

The 27-year-old Bennett set career highs across the board this season with 90 catches, 916 yards and six touchdowns for the Bears. He has played the last two seasons with the Chicago after starting his career with the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.

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Ingram, the Saints' first-round pick in 2011, set career bests with 226 carries, 964 yards and nine rushing touchdowns, while also catching 29 balls for 145 yards.

The 2015 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., the same site as the Super Bowl.

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