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Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce and cornerback Darius Slay were named to the 2022 NFL Pro Bowl. Also, quarterback Jalen confirmed he is a Pro Bowl alternate.

Eagles center Jason Kelce has selected to his fifth Pro Bowl. Photo by Andy Lewis

Hurts on being named an alternate:

“I think, the Pro Bowl is obviously the goal for a lot of players,” Hurts said Thursday during his video press conference. “It's the dream. It's a dream for many to be considered to be voted upon my peers. I guess starting out this way ain’t too bad. But it's a blessing, and it’s cool.”

For Kelce it’s his fifth Pro Bowl nod. The Birds have been playing well and lead the league in rushing.

Since Week 8, the Eagles are 5-2 and rank first in rushing yards per game (214.4), third-down efficiency (51.6 percent), scoring efficiency (drives that result in points, 52.9 percent), and explosive plays (80). The Eagles are also second in points per game (29.3) over that span.

In his second season with the team, Slay, who calls himself “Big Play Slay,” has lived up to the nickname, becoming the first Eagles cornerback to earn Pro Bowl honors since Asante Samuel following the 2010 season.

Eagles "Big Play" Slay has been named to his fourth Pro Bowl. Photo by Andy Lewis.

The team's nominee for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, Slay is Pro Bowl-bound for the fourth time in his career.

Slay leads all NFL players with three defensive touchdowns, becoming just the second Eagle to accomplish the feat (Eagles Hall of Famer and Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalist Eric Allen). He is the first Eagle, however, to score three times defensively in a four-game span. The Eagles won all three of those contests to help spark the team's turnaround in the second half of the season.

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has scored 10 rushing touchdowns and thrown for 14. Photo by Andy Lewis.

The NFL's leader in pass deflections since entering the league in 2013, Slay has 47 tackles, three interceptions, three touchdowns, and five total takeaways this year.

Slay is Pro Football Focus' No. 3-ranked cornerback in coverage this season, doing so while responsible for the opposing team's best pass catches on a week in, week out basis.

Although no confirmed as of this posting, Hurts is likely the second alternate behind Los Angeles Rams signal caller Matthew Stafford, who many thought should have made the Pro Bowl cut.

Pro Bowl rosters 2022: AFC selections


Pos. Player Team

QB Patrick Mahomes Chiefs

QB Justin Herbert Chargers

QB Lamar Jackson Ravens

RB Jonathan Taylor Colts

RB Nick Chubb Browns

RB Joe Mixon Bengals

WR Tyreek Hill Chiefs

WR Stefon Diggs Bills

WR Ja'Marr Chase Bengals

WR Keenan Allen Chargers

TE Travis Kelce Chiefs

TE Mark Andrews Ravens

FB Patrick Ricard Ravens

T Orlando Brown Chiefs

T Rashawn Slater Chargers

T Dion Dawkins Bills

G Quenton Nelson Colts

G Wyatt Teller Browns

G Joel Bitonio Browns

C Ryan Kelly Colts

C Corey Linsley Chargers


Pos. Player Team

DE Myles Garrett Browns

DE Maxx Crosby Raiders

DE Trey Hendrickson Bengals

ILB Cameron Heyward Steelers

ILB Chris Jones Chiefs

ILB DeForest Buckner Colts

ILB Darius Leonard Colts

ILB Denzel Perryman Raiders

OLB Joey Bosa Chargers

OLB T.J. Watt Steelers

OLB Matt Judon Patriots

CB Denzel Ward Browns

CB J.C. Jackson Patriots

CB Kenny Moore II Colts

CB Xavien Howard Dolphins

FS Kevin Byard Titans

SS Derwin James Chargers

SS Tyrann Mathieu Chiefs

Special Teams

Pos. Player Team

LS Luke Rhodes Colts

P A.J. Cole Raiders

K Justin Tucker Ravens

RS Devin Duvernay Ravens

ST Matthew Slater Patriots

Pro Bowl rosters 2022: NFC selections


Pos. Player Team

QB Tom Brady Buccaneers

QB Aaron Rodgers Packers

QB Kyler Murray Cardinals

RB Dalvin Cook Vikings

RB James Conner Cardinals

RB Alvin Kamara Saints

WR Cooper Kupp Rams

WR Davante Adams Packers

WR Justin Jefferson Vikings

WR Deebo Samuel 49ers

TE George Kittle 49ers

TE Kyle Pitts Falcons

FB Kyle Juszczyk 49ers

T Trent Williams 49ers

T Tristan Wirfs Buccaneers

T Tyron Smith Cowboys

G Zack Martin Cowboys

G Brandon Scherff Washington

G Ali Marpet Buccaneers

C Jason Kelce Eagles

C Ryan Jensen Buccaneers


Pos. Player Team

DE Nick Bosa 49ers

DE Brian Burns Panthers

DE Cameron Jordan Saints

ILB Aaron Donald Rams

ILB Jonathan Allen Washington

ILB Kenny Clark Packers

LB Micah Parsons Cowboys

LB Bobby Wagner Seahawks

OLB Chandler Jones Cardinals

OLB Robert Quinn Bears

OLB Shaquil Barrett Buccaneers

CB Trevon Diggs Cowboys

CB Jalen Ramsey Rams

CB Darius Slay Eagles

CB Marshon Lattimore Saints

FS Quandre Diggs Seahawks

SS Budda Baker Cardinals

SS Harrison Smith Vikings

Special Teams

Pos. Player Team

LS Josh Harris Falcons

P Bryan Anger Cowboys

K Matt Gay Rams

RS Jakeem Grant Bears

ST J.T. Gray Saints

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