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Brady out, Anderson in at Pro Bowl

Feb. 4, 2008 at 2:59 PM   |   Comments

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BEREA, Ohio, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has withdrawn from the Pro Bowl and will be replaced by Derek Anderson of the Cleveland Browns.

Brady is coming off a record-setting season and led his team to an 18-0 record and to the Super Bowl. But the New York Giants shut down the Patriots offense and spoiled New England's perfect season with a 17-14 win.

Sunday's game will be Anderson's first Pro Bowl, and the first for a Browns quarterback since Bernie Kosar in 1988. Anderson finished the season with 3,787 passing yard and 29 touchdown passes -- one short of the team record.

The Browns also said tight end Kellen Winslow would replace San Diego's Antonio Gates, who pulled out of the Pro Bowl with a dislocated toe. It will also be Winslow's first Pro Bowl.

His father, Kellen Winslow Sr., played in five Pro Bowls while a member of the San Diego Chargers.

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