Teammate Scott to replace injured Lewis in Pro Bowl

Updated: January 30, 2007, 5:31 PM ET
Associated Press

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis withdrew from the Pro Bowl because of a hand injury he sustained in a playoff loss to Indianapolis.

Bart Scott
Scott

Ray Lewis
Lewis

Lewis' place on the AFC roster will be filled by teammate Bart Scott, who was an alternate and will be making his first appearance in the game in Honolulu.

Lewis was a first alternate who replaced injured linebacker Al Wilson of the Denver Broncos. He led the Ravens' top-ranked defense with 164 tackles, the ninth time in his 11-year career he finished as Baltimore's leading tackler. He also had five sacks and two interceptions.

Scott finished with 130 tackles, second to Lewis, and had 9½ sacks and two interceptions.

The Ravens will have six players at the Pro Bowl. Safety Ed Reed, offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden and outside linebacker Adalius Thomas were picked to be starters. Linebacker Terrell Suggs and cornerback Chris McAlister will head to Hawaii as reserves.


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