Steelers' Woodley heading to the Pro Bowl
Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley will play in his first Pro Bowl after getting named to the AFC team Friday as an injury replacement.
Woodley, who led the Steelers with 13 1⁄2 sacks in 2009, will take Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing's spot on the AFC roster. Cushing pulled out of the Jan. 31 game because of multiple injuries.
Woodley joins outside linebacker James Harrison and nose tackle Casey Hampton in representing the Steelers in the annual all-star game. More Steelers could be added to the AFC squad since Pro Bowlers from the two teams that advance to the Super Bowl will not take part in the game.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger declined an invitation to the Pro Bowl earlier this week after he didn't receive medial clearance to play in the game.
Roethlisberger is still recovering from a right shoulder injury that he sustained in the Steelers' final regular-season game on Jan. 3.
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» New York Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis and linebackers David Harris and Bart Scott are probable for the AFC Championship Game despite being limited at practice with injuries.
» Indianapolis Colts cornerback Jerraud Powers missed his third straight practice and is questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the New York Jets.
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