The Giants are closing in on having as many Pro Bowlers as wins, after the latest wave of withdrawals.
The team announced that cornerback cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and kicker Josh Brown were added to the roster, replacing Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler and kicker Stephen Gostkowski, who cited injuries.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Odell Beckham were previously named to the all-star game.
The Giants also sent four players to the Pro Bowl in 2013, but had sent one each the last two seasons.
Of the seven Patriots initially named to the game, six have already been announced as having been replaced: Quarterback Tom Brady (replaced by Jameis Winston), Butler, Gostkowski, outside linebacker Jamie Collins (Anthony Barr), tight end Rob Gronkowski (Gary Barnidge) and defensive end Chandler Jones (Cameron Jordan).
At this point, no replacement has been named for special teamer Matthew Slater. But it has to be coming, since he mentioned yesterday he wasn’t sure if he’d be able to play.