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Fins rookie Long headed to Pro Bowl

Updated: January 20, 2009, 10:53 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Miami Dolphins rookie tackle Jake Long was selected to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday as a replacement for Buffalo's Jason Peters, who had a late-season knee injury.

Long, the first player taken in the April draft, becomes the first top overall pick to make the Pro Bowl as a rookie since New Orleans running back George Rogers in 1981. Long's the fourth No. 1 pick to do so since the 1970 merger.

"It's a huge honor to be named to the Pro Bowl team," Long said. "I am excited about the ...

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