Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes against the Atlanta Falcons during the second quarter Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Friday secured the most Pro Bowl invitations in franchise history.

Brees will replace Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger — who is dropping out of the NFL’s all-star game for an undisclosed reason — and Brees tied for the NFL lead in passing yards (4,952) in 2014, when the Saints finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs.

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