Joey Porter figured to be a lock to make the Pro Bowl, but we get the answer Tuesday as to which Dolphins player or players would join him on the AFC squad. And that answer is running back Ronnie Brown.
"I am proud of both Joey and Ronnie for making the Pro Bowl team," Coach Tony Sparano said in a team-released statement. "It is a reflection of the hard work they have put in, and also is indicative of our team's overall effort this year. I am disappointed some of our other players didn't make it, who I feel are worthy of that recognition, especially since we've had such a successful season so far on both sides of the ball."
Porter was voted in as a starter, while Brown will join Tennessee's Chris Johnson as backup to the Jets' Thomas Jones.
For Porter, this is the fourth Pro Bowl selection of his career, having also being chosen following the 2002, 2003 and 2005 seasons, all as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is the first Dolphins linebacker to be selected for the Pro Bowl since Zach Thomas following the 2006 season.
This is the first Pro Bowl selection of Brown's four-year career. He is the first Dolphins running back to be bestowed with this honor since Ricky Williams following the 2002 season.