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Green Bay Packers sending three players to the Pro Bowl


The Green Bay Packers may have been eliminated from the playoffs with their NFC Championship Game loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, but at least they will be sending some players to the Pro Bowl.

The Packers will have three more representatives in addition to quarterback Aaron Rodgers and offensive lineman David Bakhtiari this weekend, with wide receiver Davante Adams, defensive lineman Kenny Clark and linebacker Za’Darius Smith headed to Miami, according to the team.

All three players will be heading as alternates, as Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald and Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack will all be absent due to injuries.

This will mark Adams’ third straight trip to the Pro Bowl.

In 12 games this season, Adams caught 83 passes for 997 yards and five touchdowns.

The wide out began his stretch of Pro Bowls in 2017, logging 74 catches for 885 yards and 10 scores. He then had the best year of his career in 2018, hauling in 111 receptions for 1,386 yards while reaching the end zone 13 times.

Meanwhile, Clark played in every game in 2019, finishing with 62 tackles, six sacks and a forced fumble. He was named a Pro Bowl alternate last season after totaling 55 tackles, six sacks and a couple of fumble recoveries.

Smith just completed his first season in Green Bay, racking up 55 tackles, 13.5 sacks and a forced fumble. The 27-year-old spent the first four years of his career with the Baltimore Ravens before signing with the Packers last March.

Green Bay went 13-3 and captured the NFC North division title this season, locking up a first-round bye. The Packers then defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the Divisional Round of the playoffs before falling to the 49ers.