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Jahri Evans, Thomas Morstead make NFC Pro Bowl squad

Saints G Jahri Evans and P Thomas Morstead were named to the 2013 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Wednesday night.

Evans, originally a fourth round draft pick of the Saints in 2006 out of Bloomsburg, has earned his fourth consecutive All-Star berth. Evans' four selections are ranked second in franchise history among offensive linemen behind T William Roaf's seven. Evans has opened all 111 games at right guard since entering the starting lineup in 2006, the most consecutive contests started by a Saint to open a career and currently tied for the fifth-longest streak of games started among active NFL players. In 2012, the Saints offensive line has surrendered only 24 sacks, tied for the NFL's third fewest total, blocking for an offense that is ranked third in the NFL in net yards per game (408.9) and scoring (423 points).

The Pro Bowl honor is a first for Morstead. In 2012, the team's fifth round draft pick in 2009 leads the NFL in both gross (50.5) and net (44.4) punting average, as he threatens to set the league single-season record for net (43.99 – San Francisco's Andy Lee – 2011) average going into Sunday's season finale vs. Carolina. 42 of Morstead's kickoffs have also gone for touchbacks to tie for third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL.

Rosters by position

*-denotes starter
x-denotes out because of injury
y-denotes replacement for injured or Super Bowl player
z-will not play; Super Bowl participant

Quarterback *-Peyton Manning, Denver
Tom Brady, New England
Matt Schaub, Houston
Running back *Arian Foster, Houston
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City
Ray Rice, Baltimore
Fullback *-Vonta Leach, Baltimore
Wide receiver *-A.J. Green, Cincinnati
*-Andre Johnson, Houston
Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis
Wes Welker, New England
Tight end *-Rob Gronkowski, New England
Heath Miller, Pittsburgh
Tackle *-Joe Thomas, Cleveland
*-Duane Brown, Houston
Ryan Clady, Denver
Guard *-Logan Mankins, New England
*-Marshal Yanda, Baltimore
Wade Smith, Houston
Center *-Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh
Chris Myers, Houston
Defensive end *-J.J. Watt, Houston
*-Cameron Wake, Miami
Elvis Dumervil, Denver
Interior linemen *-Geno Atkins, Cincinnati
*-Vince Wilfork, New England
Haloti Ngata, Baltimore
Outside linebacker *-Von Miller, Denver
*-Tamba Hali, Kansas City
Robert Mathis, Indianapolis
Inside/Middle linebacker *-Jerod Mayo, New England
Derrick Johnson, Kansas City
Cornerback *-Champ Bailey, Denver
*-Johnathan Joseph, Houston
Antonio Cromartie, N.Y. Jets
Free safety *-Ed Reed, Baltimore
Strong safety *-Eric Berry, Kansas City
LaRon Landry, N.Y. Jets
Special teams
Punter Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City
Placekicker Phil Dawson, Cleveland
Kick returner Jacoby Jones, Baltimore
Special-teamer Matthew Slater, New England
Long snapper TBA
Quarterback *-Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
Matt Ryan, Atlanta
Robert Griffin III, Washington
Running back *-Adrian Peterson, Minnesota
Marshawn Lynch, Seattle
Frank Gore, San Francisco
Fullback *-Jerome Felton, Minnesota
Wide receiver *-Calvin Johnson, Detroit
*-Brandon Marshall, Chicago
Julio Jones, Atlanta
Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants
Tight end *-Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta
Jason Witten, Dallas
Tackle *-Joe Staley, San Francisco
*-Russell Okung, Seattle
Trent Williams, Washington
Guard *-Mike Iupati, San Francisco
*-Jahri Evans, New Orleans
Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants
Center *-Max Unger, Seattle
Jeff Saturday, Green Bay
Defensive end *-Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants
*-Julius Peppers, Chicago
Jared Allen, Minnesota
Interior linemen *-Justin Smith, San Francisco
*-Henry Melton, Chicago
Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay
Outside linebacker *-Aldon Smith, San Francisco
*-DeMarcus Ware, Dallas
Clay Matthews, Green Bay
Inside/Middle linebacker *-Patrick Willis, San Francisco
NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco
Cornerback *-Charles Tillman, Chicago
*-Tim Jennings, Chicago
Patrick Peterson, Arizona
Free safety *-Dashon Goldson, San Francisco
Earl Thomas, Seattle
Strong safety *-Donte Whitner, San Francisco
Special teams
Punter Thomas Morstead, New Orleans
Placekicker Blair Walsh, Minnesota
Kick returner Leon Washington, Seattle
Special-teamer Lorenzo Alexander, Washington
Long snapper TBA

Rosters by team

*-denotes starter
x-denotes out because of injury
y-denotes injury replacement

Baltimore (6) Jacoby Jones, kick returner
*-Vonta Leach, fullback
Haloti Ngata, interior lineman
*-Ed Reed, free safety
Ray Rice, running back
*-Marshal Yanda, guard
Cincinnati (2) *-Geno Atkins, interior lineman
*-A.J. Green, wide receiver
Cleveland (2) Phil Dawson, placekicker
*-Joe Thomas, offensive tackle
Denver (5) *-Champ Bailey, cornerback
Ryan Clady, tackle
Elvis Dumervil, defensive end
*-Peyton Manning, quarterback *-Von Miller, outside linebacker
Houston (8) *-Duane Brown, tackle
*-Arian Foster, running back
*-Andre Johnson, wide receiver
*-Johnathan Joseph, cornerback
Chris Myers, center
Matt Schaub, quarterback
Wade Smith, guard
*-J.J. Watt, defensive end
Indianapolis (2) Robert Mathis, outside linebacker
Reggie Wayne, wide receiver
Kansas City (5) *-Eric Berry, strong safety
Jamaal Charles, running back
Dustin Colquitt, punter
*-Tamba Hali, outside linebacker
Derrick Johnson, inside/middle linebacker
Miami (1) *-Cameron Wake, defensive end
New England (7) Tom Brady, quarterback
*-Rob Gronkowski, tight end
*-Logan Mankins, guard
*-Jerod Mayo, inside/middle linebacker
Matthew Slater, special-teamer
Wes Welker, wide receiver
*-Vince Wilfork, interior lineman
N.Y. Jets (2) Antonio Cromartie, cornerback
LaRon Landry, strong safety
Pittsburgh (2) Heath Miller, tight end
*-Maurkice Pouncey, center
Arizona (1) Patrick Peterson, cornerback
Atlanta (3) *-Tony Gonzalez, tight end
Julio Jones, wide receiver
Matt Ryan, quarterback
Chicago (5) *-Tim Jennings, cornerback
*-Brandon Marshall, wide receiver
*-Henry Melton, interior lineman
*-Julius Peppers, defensive end
*-Charles Tillman, cornerback
Dallas (2) *-DeMarcus Ware, outside linebacker
Jason Witten, tight end
Detroit (1) *-Calvin Johnson, wide receiver
Green Bay (3) Clay Matthews, outside linebacker
*-Aaron Rogers, quarterback
Jeff Saturday, center
Minnesota (4) Jared Allen, defensive end
*-Jerome Felton, fullback
*-Adrian Peterson, running back
Blair Walsh, placekicker
New Orleans (2) *-Jahri Evans, guard
Thomas Morstead, punter
N.Y. Giants (3) Victor Cruz, wide receiver
*-Jason Pierre-Paul, defensive end
Chris Snee, guard
San Francisco (9) NaVorro Bowman, inside/middle linebacker
*-Dashon Goldson, free safety
Frank Gore, running back
*-Mike Iupati, guard
*-Aldon Smith, outside linebacker
*-Justin Smith, interior lineman
*-Joe Staley, tackle
*-Donte Whitner, strong safety
*-Patrick Willis, inside/middle linebacker
Seattle (5) Marshawn Lynch, running back
*-Russell Okung, tackle
Earl Thomas, free safety
*-Max Unger, center
Leon Washington, kick returner
Tampa Bay (1) Gerald McCoy, interior lineman
Washington (3) Lorenzo Alexander, special-teamer
Robert Griffin III, quarterback
Trent Williams, tackle

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