PHILADELPHIA >> Offensive tackle Jason Peters was voted into his ninth Pro Bowl, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox his second for the Eagles.
That was it for the 5-9 squad with just two wins since September.
It was Peters’ seventh Pro Bowl bid with the Eagles. Only Chuck Bednarik, who made eight Pro Bowls, has more in franchise history.
“It just humbles me,” Peters said in a statement furnished by the team. “All the hard work that you put in through the offseason and throughout the season pays off. That’s the individual goal and all the work that you put in to get that honor, and that makes you feel good.”
Cox earned his second straight invite essentially on the strength of his NFC defensive player of the month of September honor. He has 6½ sacks with two games remaining. He had 9½ sacks last year.
“It was just surprising with the year I’ve had, the ups and downs, that I made it,” Cox said in a statement. “I just kept pushing. We were trying to get this team in a better position to make it to the playoffs. At this point, we’re officially eliminated from the playoffs, so I’ll look forward to going to the Pro Bowl and getting a chance to compete again.”
Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham is a first alternate. Safety Rodney McLeod, center Jason Kelce and special teams standout Chris Maragos are second alternates. Darren Sproles and Malcolm Jenkins are fourth alternates.
Voting among the fans, players and coaches counted one-third each in the weighted process.
In the NFC East, the Cowboys sent a handful of players to the Pro Bowl, the group composed of rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott, center Travis Frederick, guard Zack Martin, rookie quarterback Dak Prescott and offensive tackle Tyron Smith.
Four Giants made the Pro Bowl, the group comprised of wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., safety Landon Collins, special teams player Dwayne Harris and cornerback Janoris Jenkins.
Four Redskins are in the Pro Bowl, the list composed of outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, tight end Jordan Reed, guard Brandon Scherff and offensive tackle Trent Williams.
The Pro Bowl will be held Jan. 29 in Orlando, Fla., at the Walt Disney World Resort at Camping World Stadium. The game marks a return to the NFC vs. AFC format, and among its related events will include a Pro Bowl Skills Showdown.