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Steelers' Brown, DeCastro named AP All-Pro 1st team

| Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Steelers Antonio Brown during practice Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.
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Steelers guard David DeCastro was selected to the 2015 Pro Bowl.

For the second consecutive season, the Steelers offense has been recognized with multiple first-team All-Pros.

Receiver Antonio Brown and guard David DeCastro were named to the Associated Press All-Pro team Friday, making the Steelers one of two teams with at least two All-Pros on offense.

Brown, whose 136 catches tied Julio Jones this season for the second most in NFL history, was honored for the second consecutive year. He was named on 49 of the 50 ballots, just missing on joining Adrian Peterson and J.J. Watt as unanimous choices.

“It's a tremendous honor,” Brown said. “I'm always extremely grateful and humbled by the opportunity, and I just want to continue to build on it.”

DeCastro was named to his first Pro Bowl last month.

Last season, Brown, Bell and center Maurkice Pouncey were first-team AP All-Pros. Bell and Pouncey are on injured reserve this season.

“When we get all our guys back, Pouncey and Le'Veon, I think we've got the makings of an All-Pro offense,” Brown said, “with all our All-Pro individuals, including, obviously, our quarterback (Ben Roethlisberger).”

Roethlisberger was named to his fourth Pro Bowl last month.

Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at or via Twitter @C_AdamskiTrib.

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