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2015 Pro Bowl rosters: Three Lions make the cut

Three Detroit Lions players have been named to the 2015 Pro Bowl.

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The 2015 Pro Bowl rosters are out, and three Detroit Lions players have made the cut: wide receiver Calvin Johnson, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and safety Glover Quin.

This is Johnson's fifth consecutive Pro Bowl selection. This year, it's especially impressive that he made the cut considering he missed a few games with an injury earlier in the season and was limited in a couple more. Despite the time on the sideline, he has 67 catches for 1,038 yards and six touchdowns. Those are pretty good numbers for only playing in 12 games.

Suh, like Johnson, has become a perennial Pro Bowler. This is his fourth Pro Bowl selection in five seasons and his third in a row. This year, he has 46 tackles, 8.5 sacks and three pass defenses, and he's anchored one of the best defenses in the league.

Staying on defense, this is Quin's first career Pro Bowl selection. He has been the biggest playmaker on defense for the Lions this year with 65 tackles, 10 pass defenses and a league-leading seven interceptions.

For the Lions, wide receiver Golden Tate and linebacker DeAndre Levy stand out as the biggest snubs, but they have at least been named alternates for the Pro Bowl.

Of course, the hope for the Lions is that they will be busy getting ready for the Super Bowl instead of sending players to the Pro Bowl, which will be held in Arizona this time around. It's a nice honor for players to be named to this game, but they would all rather be headed to Arizona for the Super Bowl a week later.

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