Kyle Rudolph, Linval Joseph, Harrison Smith headed to Pro Bowl

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Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, safety Harrison Smith and defensive tackle Linval Joseph are headed to the Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Monday.

Rudolph replaces Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham, who withdrew with an injury; Joseph replaces Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, who can’t play for obvious reasons; and Smith replaces Giants safety Landon Collins, who withdrew with an injury.

It is Smith’s third consecutive Pro Bowl. Joseph and Rudolph both will play in their second. Rudolph earned Pro Bowl MVP honors in the 2013 all-star game.

The Vikings had seven players earn Pro Bowl honors, with linebacker Anthony Barr, defensive end Everson Griffen, cornerback Xavier Rhodes and wide receiver Adam Thielen also earning all-star nods. Barr and Griffen withdrew earlier Monday.

12 responses to “Kyle Rudolph, Linval Joseph, Harrison Smith headed to Pro Bowl

  1. The Vikings can join the Saints on the sofa the week after the Pro Bowl and watch the Super Bowl.

  2. Harrison’s performance yesterday gave me the impression that he got his days mixed up by a week and thought he was participating in the pro bowl . He was really bad yesterday.

  3. Harrison Smith should have been in the pro-Bowl as a starter. The pro bowl
    Voting procedure is suspect nd needs to be cleaned up.

  4. Kyle rudedolf gave up in the second quarter of yesterday game. Anyone that cares go rewatch that game. I’ve seen other people give up before but this dude didn’t give no effort at all.I can’t believe he is a pro bowler. Vikings will not be back next year bunch of quieters.

  5. It’s time for the purple fans to concentrate on their offseason championship.
    How many consecutive offseason championships have they won now?
    Must be about 60 something…

  6. Pat Murphy says:
    January 22, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Vikings will not be back next year bunch of quieters.
    Be quiet Pat.

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