JASON PETERS and Fletcher Cox, the Eagles' most high-profile linemen, were named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster Tuesday evening.
Peters is going for the ninth time at left tackle, his seventh time as an Eagle since signing as a free agent from Buffalo in 2009. The franchise record is eight Eagles Pro Bowls, by Chuck Bednarik. Peters pulled into a tie with Brian Dawkins and Reggie White.
Cox made it at defensive tackle for the second year in a row. He leads the team with 6.5 sacks and regularly draws double teams, which led to an eight-game sack drought in the middle of the season.
"It was just surprising, with the year I've had, the ups and downs, that I made it," Cox said in a release from the team. "I just kept pushing."
Cox, 26, said that Peters, who turns 35 next month, "pushes others to be great."
Peters said being chosen again "just humbles me."
"That's some great company to be mentioned (in), with those guys," he said. It just makes you think about all the hard work you put in and makes you feel good about yourself, because that's some good company . . . That's crazy."
Defensive end Brandon Graham was named a first alternate and has an excellent chance of going. Second alternates named were special-teamer Chris Maragos, safety Rodney McLeod and center Jason Kelce. Third alternates were safety Malcolm Jenkins and returner Darren Sproles.