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Pro Bowl Explanation Needed

I need some help in understanding how the pro bowl works with regard to alternates or substitutes for injured players.

Matt Cassel was an alternate but will now be on the team replacing an injured Tom Brady. Tramon Williams is now on the team replacing an injured Assante Samuel.

My question is does a player who plays in the game as an alternate get credit career-wise as a "pro bowler" or not? What I mean is when they say someone is a 5 time pro bowler, does that mean he was selected or that he could have made the game as an alternate fill-in 5 times?

If he does get credit as a pro bowler, then does the player who he filled in for (like Brady) get credit for a pro bowl too even though he did not play?

It seems that if both get credit as a pro bowler, then the amount of pro bowler's per year would be increased by 25% or so. 

This has been on my mind for a while, so I appreciate your insight.

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