With the 49ers going to the Super Bowl, safeties Dashon Goldson and Donte Whitner will have to pass on the Pro Bowl.
So the NFL turned to the team that the 49ers beat in the NFC Championship Game to replace them on the roster. The Falcons have announced that Thomas DeCoud and William Moore will both be heading to Hawaii to take on the AFC.
It’s the first trip to the Pro Bowl for both men. DeCoud had 89 tackles and a team-high six interceptions for Atlanta this season. Moore posted 105 tackles, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and a sack despite missing four games at the end of the season with a hamstring injury.
With DeCoud and Moore on the team, the Falcons will have three Pro Bowlers taking part in the game. Tight end Tony Gonzalez will play while quarterback Matt Ryan is passing on the game after injuring his left shoulder in the loss to the Niners.