Darius Slay named to second consecutive Pro Bowl

Arnold Nichols
December 19, 2018

The Seahawks have two players heading to the Pro Bowl - one a perennial presence in the NFL's version of an All-Star game, the other making his first appearance.

Last season, four players - Everson Griffen, Xavier Rhodes, Thielen, and Barr - were initially named to the team, while Smith, Linval Joseph, and Kyle Rudolph were later added.

Slay recorded his first touchdown Week 14 when he intercepted a Josh Rosen pass and returned it 67 yards for a score to give Detroit a 10-3 lead in an eventual 17-3 victory over the Cardinals.

The second-year safety Jackson was selected after recording six interceptions and two defensive touchdowns in 14 games this season.

On Tuesday Night, Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner was named to the Pro Bowl for the first in his career.

Hicks has been one of the most disruptive players in the NFL this season and plays on the league's most ferocious defense. This season, he eclipsed the 1,000-yard plateau for receiving yards for the third consecutive year. He returned a fumble 32 yards for a touchdown and had 3.5 sacks against the Lions on November 4 to win NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. He has nine games with at least 100 receiving yards this season, breaking a Vikings record set by Hall of Famer Randy Moss (eight in 2000 and 2003). Carr set a franchise record in Week 15 when passing Rich Gannon's mark of 277 consecutive passes without throwing an interception, and now stands with the longest active streak in the National Football League at 299 attempts. The honor came after the Colts rushed for over 200 yards in two straight games (Week 7-8) for the first time in the same season since 1985.

Ford, a dynamic edge rusher, has tallied career highs in tackles (45, 36 solo) and 11.5 sacks.

Turner, a third-round pick in the 2014 draft, has earned a reputation as one of the NFL's top guards since joining Carolina.

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