Roman Harper added to Pro Bowl

New Orleans safety Roman Harper has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl squad as a replacement for Chicago’s Nick Collins.

The Saints didn’t have any defensive players selected in the initial voting, but Harper and linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who already was chosen to replace San Francisco’s Patrick Willis, have made the team as alternates.

Harper and Vilma will join quarterback Drew Brees and guards Jahri Evans and Carl Nicks, who were selected in the initial voting.