Khalil Mack, J.J. Watt, Adrian Peterson top All-Pro squad _lowres

Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) greets Raiders fans after an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Denver. The Raiders won 15-12. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

NEW YORK — Khalil Mack has become the first selection at two positions in the same year, while Adrian Peterson and J.J. Watt are unanimous choices for the 2015 Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team.

Mack was a force at both defensive end and outside linebacker for Oakland this season. He drew enough support Friday from a panel of 50 media members who cover the league to make history. Others, including Houston’s Watt last year, have been chosen first team at one position and second at another.

Carolina, with an NFL-best 15-1 record, had the most All-Pros with six: quarterback Cam Newton, fullback Mike Tolbert, center Ryan Kalil, linebackers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis and cornerback Josh Norman.

Arizona safety Tyrann Mathieu, the former LSU star who’s sidelined with a knee injury, made the first team. So, too, did Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson and Cincinnati tackle Andrew Whitworth, two other ex-LSU players.


Lynch listed as questionable: In Renton, Washington, Marshawn Lynch is listed as questionable for Seattle’s wild-card game at Minnesota, although all indications are that Lynch will play.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll engaged in a bit of gamesmanship following the final practice of the week Friday, saying that the team still needed to see how Lynch responded Saturday before making a final decision.

Coaching searches

The New York Giants interviewed Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase, the fourth person considered for Tom Coughlin’s former job. The 37-year-old Gase worked the past season with the Bears. Gase began his coaching career with a three-year stint under Nick Saban at LSU. ... Doug Marrone became the third former NFL head coach to interview with Miami. ... the Browns interviewed Dallas defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson. ... Tampa Bay will interview Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott and Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin for its coaching position.

All-Pro team

The Associated Press 2015 NFL All-Pro team selected by a national panel of 50 media members:


Quarterback — Cam Newton, Carolina

Running backs — Adrian Peterson, Minnesota; Doug Martin, Tampa Bay

Fullback — Mike Tolbert, Carolina

Tight end — Rob Gronkowski, New England

Wide receivers — Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh; Julio Jones, Atlanta

Tackles — Joe Thomas, Cleveland; Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati

Guards — Marshal Yanda, Baltimore; David DeCastro, Pittsburgh

Center — Ryan Kalil, Carolina

Placekicker — Stephen Gostkowski, New England

Kick returner — Tyler Lockett, Seattle


Ends — J.J. Watt, Houston; Khalil Mack, Oakland

Tackles — Aaron Donald, St. Louis; Geno Atkins, Cincinnati

Outside linebackers — Von Miller, Denver; Khalil Mack, Oakland, and Thomas Davis, Carolina

Inside linebacker — Luke Kuechly, Carolina; NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco

Cornerbacks — Josh Norman, Carolina; Patrick Peterson, Arizona

Safeties — Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona; Eric Berry, Kansas City

Punter — Johnny Hekker, St. Louis


Quarterback — Carson Palmer, Arizona

Running backs — Todd Gurley, St. Louis; Devonta Freeman, Atlanta

Fullback — Pat DiMarco, Atlanta

Tight end — Greg Olsen, Carolina

Wide receivers — Brandon Marshall, New York Jets; DeAndre Hopkins, Houston, and Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants

Tackles — Tyron Smith, Dallas; Trent Williams, Washington

Guards — Josh Sitton, Green Bay; Mike Iupati, Arizona, and Zach Martin, Dallas

Center — Travis Frederick, Dallas

Placekicker — Dan Bailey, Dallas

Kick returner — Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota


Ends — Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets; Ezekiel Ansah, Detroit

Tackles — Kawann Short, Carolina; Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia

Outside linebacker — Jamie Collins, New England

Inside linebackers — Bobby Wagner, Seattle; Derrick Johnson, Kansas City

Cornerbacks — Richard Sherman, Seattle; Chris Harris Jr., Denver, and Marcus Peters, Kansas City

Safeties — Reggie Nelson, Cincinnati; Charles Woodson, Oakland

Punter—Sam Koch, Baltimore