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Stephon Gilmore added to AFC Pro Bowl roster

Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore was added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster Monday.

It's the first career Pro Bowl berth for Gilmore and comes after he had five interceptions in 2016 -- the most by a Bill since Jairus Byrd’s five in 2012. Since entering the league as the 10th overall draft pick in 2012, Gilmore's 14 interceptions rank fourth in the AFC.

It's not immediately clear who Gilmore is replacing in the game. The cornerbacks originally named to the AFC squad are Kansas City's Marcus Peters, San Diego's Casey Hayward and the Denver duo of Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr.

Gilmore joins joins teammates Lorenzo Alexander, Kyle Williams (injury replacement for Miami defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh) and Richie Incognito (injury replacement for injured Baltimore guard Marshall Yanda) in the game. Running back LeSean McCoy was originally chosen for the game, but will not participate because of injury. Additionally, the Bills announced Monday quarterback Tyrod Taylor turned down a chance to participate as an alternate, also because of injury.

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