Originally written on Phins Phocus  |  Last updated 12/28/11

MIAMI - AUGUST 14: Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall of the Miami Dolphins warms up prior to playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a preseason game at Sun Life Stadium on August 14, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
The Dolphins got a pleasant surprise Tuesday night as they were informed offensive tackle Jake Long and wide receiver Brandon Marshall have been selected to the 2012 AFC Pro Bowl team, with Long earning a starter’s nod and Marshall chosen as a reserve. Long, was put on the IR today and now will miss the game but it is still an honour for him to have been named to his 4rth straight pro bowl. Long struggled early this season particularly due to injury however has maintained the status of one of the best Left tackles in the game. Marshall, who is a former Pro Bowler in two previous occasions while with the Denver Broncos, will be in the game for the first time as a Miami Dolphins. Marshall’s season has been up and down however despite his very noticeable drops he has put up some pretty impressive numbers. Marshall leads the Dolphins with 77 receptions, 1,177 receiving yards and six touchdown catches.  While some might say Marshall’s spot is undeserved due to the high volume of touch...
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