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Pro Bowl alternates trickle out

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Alternates for the Pro Bowl can be a little tricky to track down. Some teams announce them, and some teams don't (the latter philosophy is it works against a team in contract negotiations) and sometimes it takes a few days for all the alternates to become public.

Here's what I've been able to gather so far in terms of NFC South alternates for the Pro Bowl. Carolina's DeAngelo Williams is the first alternate at running back for the NFC. New Orleans' Jammal Brown is the first alternate at tackle and teammate Reggie Bush is first alternate as the kick returner. New Orleans' Jonathan Vilma is the second alternate at middle linebacker.

Still trying to find out if Atlanta has any alternates. I'm guessing defensive end John Abraham and quarterback Matt Ryan are alternates of some sort, but haven't been able to get confirmation on that. Also, still working on Tampa Bay and the complete list for Carolina.