Among the Broncos, only Champ Bailey found his name on the Pro Bowl roster, which was announced Tuesday afternoon at just after 2 p.m. MST.
For Bailey, it’s his eight consecutive Pro Bowl roster appearance and fourth as a Bronco, which gives him the third-longest streak of successive Pro Bowl nods in franchise annals, behind Steve Atwater and Shannon Sharpe.
Safety John Lynch saw his streak of three straight Pro Bowls snapped.
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall and defensive end Elvis Dumervil were also thought to be possible Pro Bowl selections, but did not see their names on the list. Marshall ranks fifth in the AFC and seventh in the NFL in receptions and receiving yardage, with 86 catches for 1,136 yards so far this season, including 21 receptions and a pair of 100-yard games in the last two weeks.
“I can’t speak about the Pro Bowl (but) I can tell you one thing, next year we won’t be on the bubble as far as going to the playoffs,” Marshall said Monday. “I think we’ll be flying smooth around this time next year. (As for the) Pro Bowl, hopefully I get in it next year and every year after that, but we’ve got to get to the playoffs.”
Dumervil ranks fourth in the AFC and tied for ninth in the league with 11 sacks so far this season. However, Dumervil is the only player in the league with at least 11 sacks, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble (he has four) and an interception.
Alternates were not announced early in the hour, when the NFL announced the rosters with a special edition of NFL Total Access on the NFL Network.