Originally posted on NBC Chicago  |  Last updated 12/27/11
Despite a disappointing end to the season, five Bears on Tuesday were named to the Pro Bowl. Matt Forte, Brian Urlacher, Charles Tillman, Lance Briggs and Corey Graham all earned trips to Hawaii with their standout play. Matt Forte earned the honor for putting together a stellar campaign, rushing for 997 yards and receiving for 490 yards before tearing an MCL. It's his first Pro Bowl nod, and the first time a Bear running back has earned the honor since Neal Anderson in 1991. Unfortunately, he was placed on injured reserve today and is unable to play in the game. This is Urlacher's eighth time going to the Pro Bowl. Still the leader of the Bears defense after 12 seasons, he has 125 tackles and three interceptions. He even has been in the end zone, scoring on a fumble recovery. Fellow linebacker Briggs is on the Pro Bowl roster for the seventh consecutive time. He leads the Bears with 140 tackles, plus has an interception and two forced fumbles. This is Tillman's first...
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