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McNeill added to Pro Bowl roster for San Diego

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: <a target="_blank" href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2733385">Associated Press</a>

    <img align="left" title="MArcus McNeill" alt="MArcus McNeill" src="http://espn-ak.starwave.com/photo/2006/1222/nfl_i_mcneill_195.jpg" />SAN DIEGO -- Chargers rookie tackle Marcus McNeill was added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster on Tuesday, giving San Diego 10 players in the NFL all-star game.

    McNeill is an injury replacement for Bengals tackle Willie Anderson. The Pro Bowl will be played Feb. 10 in Honolulu.

    San Diego's contingent includes record-setting running back LaDainian Tomlinson and quarterback Philip Rivers, who sat on the bench for his first two seasons behind Drew Brees. The former Chargers quarterback signed as a free agent with New Orleans in the offseason and will start for the NFC.

    Also among the players representing the Chargers is linebacker Shawne Merriman, last year's defensive rookie of the year, who made it despite missing four games for flunking a steroid test.

    "I'm very proud of our team and players," said general manager A.J. Smith of the Chargers, who like the Bears are 12-2. "We have a special group of players. These individuals are being recognized, but this is also a positive reflection on their teammates and the overall strength and depth of the entire roster."

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