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2018 Pro Bowl roster: Darius Slay is the only Lions player to make the team

The Detroit Lions only have one representative voted into the Pro Bowl.

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The Detroit Lions will not be well represented in Orlando this year, as only cornerback Darius Slay was named to the 2018 Pro Bowl team on Tuesday evening. Last year, the Lions originally had no Pro Bowl representatives, but kicker Matt Prater worked his way onto the roster after Matt Bryant and the Falcons made it to the Super Bowl.

This is the first time Slay has been named to the Pro Bowl. In 2016, he was named as an alternative, but didn’t end up making the final roster.

Slay finished second in fan voting among NFC cornerbacks after leading for the majority of the voting period. After Saturday’s two-interception performance, Slay now leads the entire league with seven interceptions. In addition to that, Slay is also tied with Chargers corner Casey Hayward for the most pass breakups in the NFL (20).

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Slay’s Pro Bowl nomination has earned himself a $550,000 bonus.

While Slay is the only one named to the team, the Lions have five players named as alternatives:

  • Jamal Agnew
  • Matthew Stafford
  • T.J. Lang
  • Marvin Jones
  • Glover Quin

All year, Slay has been adamant that a Pro Bowl nomination meant a lot to him. Just this week, Slay said he may start a riot if he doesn’t get the recognition. “It should be a given,” Slay told reporters. “We'll see how it goes. I might have to start a riot (if I don't get in), ain't going to lie.”

No riot needed, Slay. You made it.

Here is the entire Pro Bowl roster:


QB: Carson Wentz; Russell Wilson, Drew Brees
RB: Todd Gurley, Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram
WR: Julio Jones, Adam Thielen, Michael Thomas, Larry Fitzgerald
TE: Zach Ertz, Jimmy Graham
OL: Tyron Smith, Trent Williams, Lane Johnson, Zack Martin, Brandon Brooks, Brandon Scherff, Alex Mack, Travis Frederick

DE: Everson Griffen, Demarcus Lawrence, Cameron Jordan
DT: Fletcher Cox, Aaron Donald, Gerald McCoy
LB: Chandler Jones, Ryan Kerrigan, Anthony Bar, Luke Kuechly, Bobby Wagner
CB: Xavier Rhodes, Patrick Peterson, Marshon Lattimore, Darius Slay
S: Earl Thomas, Landon Collins, Malcolm Jenkins

K: Greg Zuerlein
P: Johnny Hekker
KR: Pharoh Cooper
ST: Budda Baker


QB: Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger
RB: Le’Veon Bell, Kareem Hunt, LeSean McCoy
WR: Antonio Brown, DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green, Keenan Allen
TE: Travis Kelce, Rob Gronkowski
OL: Alejandro Villanueva, Taylor Lewan, Donald Penn, Kelechi Osemele, David DeCastro, Richie Incognito, Maurkice Pouncey, Rodney Hudson

DE: Joey Bosa, Calais Campbell, Khalil Mack
DT: Geno Atkins, Jurrell Casey, Malik Jackson
LB: Von Miller, Jadeveon Clowney, Terrell Suggs, C.J. Mosley, Ryan Shazier
CB: A.J. Bouye, Jalen Ramsey, Aqib Talib, Casey Hayward
S: Eric Weddle, Reshad Jones, Micah Hyde

K: Chris Boswell
P: Brett Kern
KR: Tyreek Hill
ST: Matthew Slater

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