EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson's spot in the Pro Bowl was never in doubt, just another footnote in his remarkable recovery from knee surgery. Wednesday, three of Peterson's teammates discovered they would be joining him.
The NFL announced the initial rosters for the Pro Bowl to be played in Honolulu on Jan. 17, 2013 and the Minnesota Vikings had four players selected, with defensive end Jared Allen, fullback Jerome Felton and kicker Blair Walsh joining Peterson on the NFC squad.
Peterson's fifth Pro Bowl nod comes with a starting assignment. Peterson finished fourth overall in the final fan vote last week, and his spot was secure as the final two-thirds votes with the players and coaches added in.
"I can definitely say it means a lot more, just coming off the ACL and MCL injury to be voted in the Pro Bowl," Petersontold NFL Network later Wednesday evening. "It's a blessing."
Peterson leads the league with 1,898 rushing yards, leaving him...