White, Smith latest roster replacements

Updated: January 26, 2010, 3:42 PM ET
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White is replacing Sidney Rice on the NFC roster for Sunday's Pro Bowl game in Miami.

Also added to the roster is San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith, who is replacing the injured Kevin Williams of the Vikings. Smith was originally selected as an alternate, but this will be his first Pro Bowl appearance in nine seasons.

White will make his second straight Pro Bowl appearance after leading the Falcons with 85 catches for 1,153 yards and a career-high 11 touchdowns.

He is the Falcons' first receiver to have at least 80 catches and 1,100 yards receiving in three straight seasons.

White will be the Falcons' only player in the game.

Smith is the fifth 49er on the active roster, the most players San Francisco has sent since having six players honored after the 2002 season.

"This is a great opportunity for me to represent my team in Miami ... it's been a long time coming," Smith said in a statement. "To be able to go there and play with four of my teammates makes it even better."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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