Bills RB Lynch Pro Bowl bound

Updated: January 30, 2009, 9:30 AM ET
Associated Press

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Bills running back Marshawn Lynch is headed to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Tennessee's Chris Johnson.

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Bills RB Marshawn Lynch rushes for 127 yards in a 31-27 loss vs. the Jets.

Lynch finished fifth in the AFC with 1,036 yards rushing and ninth with eight touchdowns rushing in 15 games last season. Lynch was named a first alternate when the Pro Bowl selections were made last month, and replaces Johnson, who is unable to play because of an ankle injury.

Buffalo's 2007 first-round draft pick out of California, Lynch will become the first Bills running back to reach the Pro Bowl since Travis Henry in 2002. Lynch will be the team's lone representative at the game to be played Feb. 8 at Honolulu after left tackle Jason Peters bowed out due to a knee injury.


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