The New Orleans Saints will have a representative in the Pro Bowl after all.
Defensive end Cameron Jordan earned his second Pro Bowl berth on Monday as an alternate, continuing a streak of a Saint in the league’s annual game for the eighth straight season.
New Orleans made Jordan the face of the franchise with a five-year, $60 million extension in the summer, and Jordan responded by taking over leadership of a young defense that started five rookies or first-year players at times.
Jordan also responded with a resurgent season after a disappointing drop-off in 2014.
Working all over the defensive line, Jordan racked up a team-high 10 sacks, posted a career high with 15 tackles-for-loss, 20 quarterback hits and added five batted passes, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.