Chicago Bears players in the 2012/2013 Pro Bowl:
WR Brandon Marshall: First Bears receiver honored since Marty Booker in 2002; only second since 1971.
DT Henry Melton: Vindication that Melton indeed has entered elite status. Sure to help his push for a major contract upgrade as he becomes a free agent following this season.
DE Julius Peppers: Peppers’ second time honored as a Bear.
CB Charles Tillman: Tillman rewarded for the second straight year.
CB Tim Jennings: Honored for leading NFL in interceptions, starting with his teammate Tillman. I cannot remember another time when two Bears cornerbacks made the team. Surely never both as starters, which both are.
A notable player missing is LB Lance Briggs, who doesn’t make the Pro Bowl team for the first time since 2004, I believe. Will be interesting to hear the speculation on why Briggs was snubbed. Wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that Briggs would not participate in the game year after year?