The Associated Press announced its 2009 All-Pro team Thursday, and the AFC North had three players make the cut.
Surprisingly the Cleveland Browns (5-11), who finished last in the division, had the most players with two. Starting left tackle Joe Thomas and return specialist Josh Cribbs, both Pro Bowlers, made the team.
The reigning champion Pittsburgh Steelers and current AFC North division champion Cincinnati Bengals were shut out of the All-Pro first team. This isn’t a surprise for Cincinnati. Despite team success, no Bengals were selected for the Pro Bowl this season.