The NFL announced the 2011 pro bowl rosters today and the Philadelphia Eagles will be sending five players to Honolulu. QB Michael Vick, LT Jason Peters and CB Asante Samuel were all voted in as starters. WR DeSean Jackson makes the team as the #3 WR and David Akers was voted in as the kicker.â†µ
Vick was the NFC's top vote getter and is a leading candidate for NFL MVP. This is his fourth pro bowl. Asante Samuel currently leads the NFL in interceptions, this is also his fourth pro bowl. Jason Peters has been fantastic since coming back from midseason knee surgery and will be heading to his fourth straight pro bowl. Peters is an interesting case because I think he made it last year on reputation, but has really earned the pro bowl bid this season.â†µ
David Akers is headed to his fifth pro bowl while DeSean Jackson makes his second straight trip.â†µ
Atlanta sent 7 players to the pro bowl, which is the most in the NFC. Here are the full rosters.â†µ
The most notable snubs for the Eagles are Trent Cole, LeSean McCoy (who leads the NFC in yards from scrimmage), and Quintin Mikell. Mikell has a had a solid year and by most measures has been clearly better than Antrel Rolle & Adrian Wilson who both made the team.â†µ
Trent Cole, Todd Herremans & LeSean McCoy have been named as first alternates. Quintin Mikell and Owen Schmitt are second alternates.â†µ
Considering half of the guys voted onto the team probably won't play in the game there's still plenty of time for the snubs to get to Honolulu.