The New England Patriots’ left tackle Matt Light and wide receiver Wes Welker got good news today from the NFL: They will be joining six of their teammates in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl. Light and Welker will be going as alternates for Miami’s Jake Long and Houston’s Andre Johnson, respectively, who have both bowed out due to injury. This will be the third Pro Bowl for both players, though it’s a game that neither likely want to play in. If they do end up playing in Hawaii, that means they will not be participating in Super Bowl XLV. Needless to say, they or their six other Pro Bowl teammates want to be in that position. Welker’s selection is an amazing feat, considering he is only a year removed from an ACL tear. His final regular season stats are 86 catches for 848 yards and 7 touchdowns.
The other Patriots selected to the Pro Bowl include QB Tom Brady, LG Logan Mankins, NT Vince Wilfork, LB Jerod Mayo, S Brandon Meriweather, and CB Devin McCourty.