Most of the players added to the Pro Bowl roster after the end of the regular season are replacements for players pulling out due to injury, disinterest or a trip to the Super Bowl.
Among the exceptions are long snappers Morgan Cox of the Ravens and Jon Weeks of the Texans, both of whom were added to the roster on Tuesday. Cox and Weeks are “need players” selected to the game by the head coaches.
Cox was selected by Chiefs coach Andy Reid while Weeks was Packers coach Mike McCarthy’s choice. Cox has been with the Ravens since 2010 and returned from a torn ACL to play in all 16 games for the team this season. He joins punter Sam Koch in the game, but the results of the Pro Bowl draft will determine if he’ll be snapping to him in Hawaii as well.
Weeks has also been in the league since 2010 and, like Cox, is going to the Pro Bowl for the first time.