Fullback John Kuhn joins Packers' list of Pro Bowl players

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn was added to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday.

He was the first alternate at his position and replaces Oakland’s Marcel Reece, who can’t play in the game because he was suspended four games on Monday for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

It’s the third Pro Bowl for Kuhn, who made it last year on the initial balloting. He made his first Pro Bowl in 2011, also on the initial vote.

As fullbacks have become less involved in offenses, Kuhn made it despite having played less than one quarter of the Packers’ offensive snaps this season.

He became the fourth Packers player to make the Pro Bowl this season. He joins quarterback Aaron Rodgers, guard Josh Sitton and linebacker Clay Matthews. Those three were all initial selections when the roster was announced last week.

Other Packers Pro Bowl alternates include receivers Randall Cobb and James Jones, running back Eddie Lacy, guard T.J. Lang, defensive tackle Mike Daniels, linebacker Julius Peppers and cornerback Sam Shields.