Three New Orleans Saints players were added to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday, two days after their devastating loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC championship game.
Meanwhile, four other Saints who previously selected will not be playing.
Saints linemen Larry Warford and Andrus Peat were named to the roster in place of Philadelphia Eagles tackle Brandon Brooks and Dallas Cowboys tackle Zack Martin — both of whom will miss the game with injuries.
Brooks tore his ACL during the Eagles' loss to the Saints in the NFL divisional playoffs.
The game is Sunday in Orlando, Florida.
Peat, the Saints left guard in his sixth season, will be making his Pro Bowl debut. Right guard Warford, also in his sixth season, is playing in the game for the second straight season since joining the Saints in 2017.
Alvin Kamara was named to his second Pro Bowl in as many seasons in place of Rams running back Todd Gurley, who is playing in Super Bowl 53 instead.
Kamara, last season's Offensive Rookie of the Year, rushed for 883 yards and 14 touchdowns this season. He also caught 81 passes for 709 yards and four more touchdowns.
Drew Brees and Michael Thomas, two original Pro Bowl selections, had already been confirmed out of the annual game.
The Dallas Cowboys announced quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper are replacing the Saints duo for next week's game. The report cited injuries to Brees and Thomas as the reason.
Max Unger and Terron Amstead also followed suit in bowing out of the game. They'll be replaced by Cody Whitehair and Charles Leno Jr. of the Chicago Bears.
New Orleans' season ended Sunday in the NFC championship partly because of a controversial no-call by the officials on what looked like a pass-interference infraction. That Rams went on to win 26-23 in overtime.
Saints defensive end Cam Jordan was also selected to the game and plans to play.
Jordan will make his fourth trip to the Pro Bowl. He finished the season with 12 sacks, one shy of his career high of 13 set last season. Jordan has 71½ career sacks, which ranks fourth in franchise history. He trails Rickey Jackson (115), Wayne Martin (82½) and Pat Swilling (76½).
Drew Brees and Michael Thomas will not be attending the Pro Bowl.
Revisiting a few talking points remaining from the Saints' loss to the Rams in the NFC championship game.
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