Shazier named to Pro Bowl

Linebacker Ryan Shazier was named to the 2017 Pro Bowl, replacing C.J. Mosley from the Baltimore Ravens, who is unable to participate due to injury.

This will be the first Pro Bowl appearance for the third-year linebacker, who was the Steelers' No. 1 draft pick in 2014.

Shazier finished the 2016 regular season with 87 tackles, 3.5 sacks and three interceptions.

Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger, David DeCastro and Maurkice Pouncey were all previously announced as Pro Bowl selections. This the 16th straight season the Steelers are sending multiple players to the Pro Bowl, and the 25th time in the last 28 seasons.

The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 29 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida and televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. The game will return to the traditional AFC vs. NFC contest, with 44 players from each conference selected via voting from players, coaches, and fans.

As an added feature this year there will be a Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, led by Pro Bowl Legends Captains, which includes Steelers' Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis. The skills competition will include dodgeball, power relay challenge, precision passing, and best hands, which will feature a quarterback and receiver duo from each team showing off their skills. The Skills Showdown will air on Thursday, Jan. 26 on ESPN.

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