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Manning, Bailey lead 5 Denver Broncos named to Pro Bowl squad

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DENVER – Five members of the Denver Broncos have been named to the Pro Bowl squad, the NFL said Wednesday.

Quarterback Peyton Manning and cornerback Champ Bailey were both selected. They are now just two of 10 players in NFL history with 12 selections, the Broncos said in a news release.

“I do my thing and I’ve done my thing over the years, but when you’re on a team like this and you play well, people are going to notice,” Bailey said about the announcement. “At some point I want to be able to tell the people at the Pro Bowl that I’m not coming because I’m playing in the Big Game. That’s really what my eyes are on, just making sure we keep winning and get to that Big Game.”

Manning passed Brett Farve for the most Pro bowls by a quarterback in NFL history. Manning is 377-of-544 this season with 4,355 yards and 34 touchdowns.

“It’s a tremendous honor and I am very humbled to receive this recognition. Being voted to the Pro Bowl by your opponents, their coaches and of course the fans means a great deal to me, especially when you consider how many other quarterbacks in the AFC are having outstanding seasons,” Manning said.

Tackle Ryan Clady, Ryan Clady, defensive end Elvis Dumervil and linebacker Von Miller will join them.

The All-Star game will be on January 27 in Aloha Stadium in Hawaii.

Six other players were named as Pro Bowl alternates.