December 16, 2008

Brees To Pro Bowl; Three Other Saints Are Alternates

Barring injury, Brees will be lone Saint in Hawaii

Saints QB Drew Brees will be the lone representative of New Orleans in Hawaii this year, barring a pick by the coach of the NFC squad or an injury substitution.

Brees was the only Saint named on the three-deep NFC All-Star squad, announced on Tuesday.

It will be the third Pro Bowl for Brees, 29, and the first since his 2006 appearance for the Saints.

Brees had 4332 yards passing this season so far including 28 touchdowns, 16 interceptions, and a 93.9 QB rating that is fourth best in the NFC.

Brees needs only 91 more passing yards to eclipse his own team record for single-season passing yardage.

Three other Saints were named alternates and could go to Hawaii if players ahead of them withdraw. Reggie Bush and LT Jammal Brown are first alternates, Bush as a returner. MLB Jonathan Vilma is a second alternate.

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