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Jason Kelce, Darius Slay named to the Pro Bowl

The NFL announced on Wednesday night that Eagles center Jason Kelce and cornerback Darius Slay were named to the 2022 Pro Bowl.

For Kelce, it is his third consecutive selection and the fifth overall in his career. No Eagles center has been named to more Pro Bowls than Kelce, who is also the Eagles' nominee this season for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. Kelce is one of only 15 players in franchise history with five Pro Bowls on his resume.

The ironman in the middle of the offensive line for the Eagles, Kelce has started 119 consecutive regular-season games, the longest active streak among all NFL centers and the longest streak by any Eagles center since at least the 1970 merger.

The Eagles have started seven different offensive line combinations this season, but Kelce has anchored the league's top-ranked rushing attack (165.6 yards per game), one that has generated at least 175 yards for a franchise-best seven straight games.

Since Week 8, the Eagles are 5-2 and rank first in rushing yards per game (214.4), third-down efficiency (51.6 percent), scoring efficiency (drives that result in points, 52.9 percent), and explosive plays (80). The Eagles are also second in points per game (29.3) over that span.

A team captain, Kelce's football IQ, leadership, attention to detail, and athleticism have helped position the Eagles in the playoff hunt. Respected by everyone, Kelce led all NFC centers in the Pro Bowl fan vote.

In his second season with the team, Big Play Slay has lived up to the nickname, becoming the first Eagles cornerback to earn Pro Bowl honors since Asante Samuel following the 2010 season.

The team's nominee for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, Slay is Pro Bowl-bound for the fourth time in his career.

Big Play Slay leads all NFL players with three defensive touchdowns, becoming just the second Eagle to accomplish the feat (Eagles Hall of Famer and Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalist Eric Allen). He is the first Eagle, however, to score three times defensively in a four-game span. The Eagles won all three of those contests to help spark the team's turnaround in the second half of the season.

The NFL's leader in pass deflections since entering the league in 2013, Slay has 47 tackles, three interceptions, three touchdowns, and five total takeaways this year. Slay is Pro Football Focus' No. 3-ranked cornerback in coverage this season, doing so while responsible for the opposing team's best pass catcher on a week in, week out basis.

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