Dalton takes Rodgers’ spot in Pro Bowl

Published 3:11 am Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is headed to his second Pro Bowl, replacing the injured Aaron Rodgers.

Dalton was a seventh alternate in voting for the Pro Bowl last month. Rodgers had a calf injury during the playoffs. Green Bay lost the NFC championship game to Seattle 28-22 in overtime.

Dalton also went to the Pro Bowl during his 2011 rookie season. He has led the Bengals to the playoffs during each of his four seasons, only to lose in the opening round. The Bengals lost in Indianapolis to end their season.

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The Bengals have four players in the Pro Bowl. Receiver A.J. Green and punter Kevin Huber were voted in directly. Defensive tackle Geno Atkins replaced the injured Ndamukong Suh of Detroit.