Eagles left guard Evan Mathis was added to the Pro Bowl roster after New Orleans' Saints guard Jahri Evans withdrew because of an injury. But Mathis likely won't be the only Eagles' player added to the roster, which already has five Eagles: left tackle Jason Peters, center Jason Kelce, running back LeSean McCoy, outside linebacker Connor Barwin and return specialist Darren Sproles. Kicker Cody Parkey will get in if one of the two kickers selected — New England's Steven Gostkowski and Indianapolis' Adam Vinatieri — advances to the AFC Championship Game. New England plays Baltimore and Indianapolis plays Denver in the divisional round this weekend. Selected players who are on teams in the conference championship games are not allowed to play in the Pro Bowl. Parkey is a first alternate after a rookie season in which he set the team and NFL rookie record for points in a season and tied the Eagles record for accuracy at 88.9 percent. That rule could also open up a spot for Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who's a third alternate.
Eagles Mathis added to Pro Bowl team
Courier-Post | Jan 8