A trio of Green Bay Packers have been added to the rosters of the NFL’s biggest talent showcase event, including one who was snubbed earlier in the season despite having one of the most productive seasons as a Packers pass rusher in recent memory.
Linebacker Za’Darius Smith, wide receiver Davante Adams and defensive lineman Kenny Clark are joining the NFC Pro Bowl roster. They will take over respectively for injured players Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones and Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald.
Smith joined the Packers from Washington this year as a free agent. This season, Smith had 13.5 sacks, sixth best in the NFL and fifth best in Packers history. He was also tied for first in quarterback hits and second in total pressures according to Sportradar. This will be his first Pro Bowl.
Adams makes his third straight Pro Bowl, the first receiver to do so in a Packers uniform since Sterling Sharpe. He caught 83 passes with 83.1 receiving yards per game, top five in that category.
Clark makes his first Pro Bowl as well, with six sacks this year – 4.5 in the last four games. He was also second among Packers players with 89 tackles, 52 of the solo variety. He finishes second at his position with 49 quarterback pressures.