A.J. Green will have company at the Pro Bowl this week.
The league announced Sunday night that quarterback Andy Dalton, defensive tackle Geno Atkins and tight end Jermaine Grehsam have been added to the AFC squad for next Sunday’s game, which will kick off from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu at 7 p.m.
Dalton and Green form the first rookie quarterback-receiver duo from the same team ever to be in the Pro Bowl.
All three Bengals additions were due to New England making the Super Bowl. Dalton and Atkins were first alternates and take the place of Tom Brady and Vince Wilfork respectively. Gresham was the third alternate and takes the place of Rob Gronkowski. Aaron Hernandez of the Patriots was the first alternate but Houston’s Owen Daniels, the second alternate, can not play due to injury.
The last time the Bengals had as many as four players in the Pro Bowl was the 2005 season when five players made it – offensive tackle Willie Anderson, kicker Shayne Grahan, wide receiver Chad Ochoc...