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It's first for McGahee: Pro Bowl invite after Tomlinson withdraws

Updated: January 30, 2008, 10:08 PM ET
Associated Press

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson withdrew from the Pro Bowl on Wednesday, paving the way for Baltimore Ravens running back Willis McGahee to receive his first appearance in the game.

McGahee, a second alternate, earned a trip to Hawaii because Tomlinson has a sprained knee. McGahee missed Baltimore's regular-season finale with broken ribs but has sufficiently recovered and is eager to be part of the AFC squad.

"It is an honor and a privilege ...

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