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Dorenbos, Maclin Are Pro Bowl Bound

With Cody Parkey's addition to the Pro Bowl roster on Monday, nine Eagles have been selected to the NFL's all-star game ...

The NFL announced on Friday evening that long snapper Jon Dorenbos and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin have been added to the Pro Bowl roster. The all-star event is set to take place next Sunday, January 25 in Glendale, Arizona.

Dorenbos was selected by Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett as a need player. This is Dorenbos' second Pro Bowl nomination. He was named to the NFC's Pro Bowl squad following the 2009 season and was also tabbed by Garrett that year. Dorenbos was at the center of kicker Cody Parkey's Eagles-record and NFL rookie-record 150 points in 2014. Punter Donnie Jones also set the Eagles' record for punts inside the 20-yard line with 34.

Maclin, meanwhile, is headed to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career after a career season, one in which he nearly set the franchise records for most catches and yards receiving in a season. A candidate for the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year Award after missing all of 2013 with a knee injury, Maclin caught 85 passes for 1,318 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. Maclin replaced Denver's Demaryius Thomas on the Pro Bowl roster.

With the additions of Dorenbos and Maclin, the Eagles now have eight players who have been officially selected to the Pro Bowl joining linebacker Connor Barwin, center Jason Kelce, guard Evan Mathis, running back LeSean McCoy, tackle Jason Peters and returner Darren Sproles. Parkey is the first alternate and will receive an invite following Sunday's AFC Championship Game as either Indianapolis' Adam Vinatieri or New England's Stephen Gostkowski will not be able to participate.

The eight Eagles are the most to earn Pro Bowl honors since the 2009 season when nine players were selected. Four of the Eagles - Barwin, Kelce, Maclin and Sproles - earned Pro Bowl nominations for the first time.

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