It likely didn't feel like any consolation after Sunday's shocking loss in the NFC championship game, but Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb and cornerback Sam Shields have been invited to Arizona.
The pair of Packers were added to the Pro Bowl roster Monday afternoon. Cobb replaces Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (injured), and Shields replaces New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis (Super Bowl). It's the first Pro Bowl selection for both players.
Cobb, a free agent, had a career season in 2014. He tied for ninth in the NFL with 91 catches, tied for fourth with 12 touchdowns, and ranked11th with 1,287 receiving yards.
Along with Jordy Nelson, Cobb was part of the most prolific receiver tandem in franchise and NFL history. They were the first duo to catch at least 90 passes, 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns apiece in the same season. Nelson signed a four-year, $39 million contract in July. Cobb's extension could come in March.
Shields, who signed a four-year, $39 million last March, had two interceptions and 42 tackles in 14 games this season. He was second on the team with 13 passes defended (behind fellow cornerback Tramon Williams with 14). Shields intercepted Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson in the end zone near the end of the first half of the NFC championship game Sunday.
The Pro Bowl will be played Sunday in Arizona, sight of Super Bowl XLIV.
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