January 20, 2010

1,2,3 Pro Bowlers across Saints line

Hopefully, the now three Saints offensive lineman won't be playing in the Pro Bowl next weekend.

With Dallas C Andre Gurode injured and out of the Pro Bowl, he has been replaced by the next up in line, and that honor is Saints starting center Jonathan Goodwin.

Goodwin has completed a remarkable run in his NFL career, starting off as a late draft pick journeyman, joining the Saints as merely a backup fighting for a job, claiming the starting job after the departure of Jeff Faine and now blossoming into a precise, reliable and tough Pro Bowl starter on the offensive line of the #1 offense in football for two years straight.

Goodwin joins linemates right guard Jahri Evans and right tackle Jon Stinchcomb as Pro Bowl honored. LB Jonathan Vilma, FS Darren Sharper and QB Drew Brees were also named to the NFC team.

Super Bowl contending players do not play in the game, are still paid their bonus and are replaced by the next highest voted player at their position.

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