2013 NFL Pro Bowl: The Miami Dolphins End Up With Four Players In Honolulu

Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

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In the past 10 seasons the Miami Dolphins have sent as many as four players to the NFL Pro Bowl three times. The 7-9 squad from this season is the third to do so despite originally having just Cameron Wake headed to Honolulu (article on Wake making the Pro Bowl is RIGHT HERE). Injuries plus Super Bowl XLVII commitments have forced several players out of the Pro Bowl and a few ‘Phins have benefited from that.

I personally felt that Richie Incognito warranted an original selection, but regardless how he got there we see he has been honored with his first ever Pro Bowl birth (article on Incognito’s Pro Bowl season is RIGHT HERE).

Defensive tackle Randy Starks has also been added to the game, as a side note I wonder if his impending free-agency will impact his playing time or his effort/intensity in this game (yes, it is true that most players will only attack at about 50-60% but there are some like Starks who may feel they have bigger fish to fry and they will not be interested in anything that puts their health in harm’s way). Starks and Buffalo Bills tackle Kyle Williams will replace Vince Wilfork (injury) and Haloti Ngata (Super Bowl).

John Denney is the Dolphins long snapper, and while he is not exactly a household name playing a popular position it is worth noting that he is one of the best long snappers in the NFL. Denney joins Wake and Starks as returners to the Pro Bowl (each will be playing in their second Pro Bowl)

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