Vikings shut out in AP All-Pro teams

Safety Harrison Smith and defensive end Everson Griffen were the only Vikings to receive votes for the Associated Press All-Pro teams.

As with the Pro Bowl teams selected in December, the Minnesota Vikings were shut out in the Associated Press All-Pro teams announced Friday.

But, just like the Pro Bowl teams, defensive end Everson Griffen and safety Harrison Smith received some consideration. Each of those two players is a Pro Bowl alternate, with Smith receiving seven votes and Griffen one vote among the 50 voters.

Ahead of Griffen were J.J. Watt (Houston) and Mario Williams (Buffalo) as first-team defensive ends and Calais Campbell (Arizona) and Fletcher Cox (Philadelphia) as second-team defensive ends. Three other defensive ends – Cameron Wake (Miami), Michael Bennett (Seattle) and Elvis Dumervil (Baltimore) – received three votes each while Griffen was one of four defensive ends to receive a single vote.

At safety, Earl Thomas (Seattle) and Eric Weddle (San Diego) were the first-teamers while Kam Chancellor (Seattle) and Glover Quin (Detroit) made second-team All-Pro. Smith was next in line with seven votes, with Antoine Bethea (San Francisco) the only other safety to receive more than two votes.

Smith and Griffen were the only Vikings to receive votes.

Here is the complete list of players that made the team from, along with how many votes they received:



First team: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, 44.
Second team: Tony Romo, Dallas, 3.
Others receiving votes: Tom Brady, New England, 2; Andrew Luck, Indianapolis, 1.

Running Backs

First team: DeMarco Murray, Dallas, 48; Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh, 44.
Second team: Marshawn Lynch, Seattle, 7. (One voter selected only one running back.)


First team: John Kuhn, Green Bay, 18.
Second team: Anthony Sherman, Kansas City, 14.
Others receiving votes: Marcel Reece, Oakland, 12; Bruce Miller, San Francisco, 3; Marshawn Lynch, Seattle, 1; Kyle Juszczyk, Baltimore, 1. (One voter did not select a fullback.)

Tight Ends

First team: Rob Gronkowski, New England, 50.

Wide Receivers

First team: Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh, 49; Dez Bryant, Dallas, 24.
Second team: Jordy Nelson, Green Bay, 15; Demaryius Thomas, Denver, 11.
Others receiving votes: Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants, 1.

Offensive Tackles

First team: Tyron Smith, Dallas, 35; Joe Thomas, Cleveland, 22.
Second team: Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati, 14; Jason Peters, Philadelphia, 12.
Others receiving votes: Ryan Clady, Denver, 4; Sebastian Vollmer, New England, 3; Joe Staley, San Francisco, 3; Ricky Wagner, Baltimore, 2; Trent Williams, Washington, 1; Lane Johnson, Philadelphia, 1; Jared Veldheer, Arizona, 1; Bryan Bulaga, Green Bay, 1; Louis Vasquez, Denver, 1.


First team: Marshal Yanda, Baltimore, 38; Zack Martin, Dallas, 24.
Second team: Josh Sitton, Green Bay, 22; Kyle Long, Chicago, 5.
Others receiving votes: Mike Iupati, San Francisco, 4; Evan Mathis, Philadelphia, 2; Jahri Evans, New Orleans, 2; Joel Bitonio, Cleveland, 1; Dan Connolly, New England, 1; James Carpenter, Seattle, 1.


First team: Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh, 21.
Second team: Travis Frederick, Dallas, 14.
Others receiving votes: Nick Mangold, New York Jets, 7; Jason Kelce, Philadelphia, 5; Corey Linsley, Green Bay, 1; Rodney Hudson, Kansas City, 1; Ryan Kalil, Carolina, 1.


Defensive Ends

First team: J.J. Watt, Houston, 45; Mario Williams, Buffalo, 24.
Second team: Calais Campbell, Arizona, 11; Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia, 5.
Others receiving votes: Cameron Wake, Miami, 5; Michael Bennett, Seattle, 3; Elvis Dumervil, Baltimore, 3; Everson Griffen, Minnesota, 1; Jerry Hughes, Buffalo, 1; Robert Quinn, St. Louis, 1; Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, 1.

Defensive Tackles

First team: Ndamukong Suh, Detroit, 41; Marcell Dareus, Buffalo, 24.
Second team: Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay, 13; J.J. Watt, Houston, 5.
Others receiving votes: Kyle Williams, Buffalo, 4; Aaron Donald, St. Louis, 4; Sheldon Richardson, New York Jets, 4; Sen'Derrick Marks, Jacksonville, 2; Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia, 2; Calais Campbell, Arizona, 1.

Outside Linebackers

First team: Justin Houston, Kansas City, 47; Elvis Dumervil, Baltimore, 13.
Second team: Von Miller, Denver, 11; Connor Barwin, Philadelphia, 11.
Others receiving votes: DeAndre Levy, Detroit, 7; Clay Matthews, Green Bay, 5; Ryan Kerrigan, Washington, 3; Lavonte David, Tampa Bay, 2; Terrell Suggs, Baltimore, 1.

Inside Linebackers
First team: Luke Kuechly, Carolina, 43; Bobby Wagner, Seattle, 31.
Second team: C.J. Mosley, Baltimore, 9; DeAndre Levy, Detroit, 4; Lawrence Timmons, Pittsburgh, 4.
Others receiving votes: Jamie Collins, New England, 2; Dont'a Hightower, New England, 2; D'Qwell Jackson, Indianapolis, 1; Brandon Marshall, Denver, 1; Clay Matthews, Green Bay, 1; Larry Foote, Arizona, 1; Mychal Kendricks, Philadelphia 1.


First team: Darrelle Revis, New England, 42; Richard Sherman, Seattle, 41.
Second team: Chris Harris Jr., Denver, 9; Brent Grimes, Miami, 4.
Others receiving votes: Vontae Davis, Indianapolis, 2; Aqib Talib, Denver, 1; Joe Haden, Cleveland, 1.


First team: Earl Thomas, Seattle, 39; Eric Weddle, San Diego, 16.
Second team: Kam Chancellor, Seattle, 14; Glover Quin, Detroit, 13.
Others receiving votes: Harrison Smith, Minnesota, 7; Antoine Bethea, San Francisco, 5; Devin McCourty, New England, 2; Tashaun Gipson, Cleveland, 2; Charles Woodson, Oakland, 1; Rashad Johnson, Arizona, 1.


First team: Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis, 25.
Second team: Stephen Gostkowski, New England, 21.
Others receiving votes: Matt Bryant, Atlanta, 1; Dan Bailey, Dallas, 1; Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona, 1; Justin Tucker, Baltimore, 1.


First team: Pat McAfee, Indianapolis, 26.
Second team: Johnny Hekker, St. Louis, 12.
Others receiving votes: Sam Koch, Baltimore, 8; Kevin Huber, Cincinnati, 2; Bryan Anger, Jacksonville, 1. (One voter did not select a punter.)

Kick Returners

First team: Adam Jones, Cincinnati, 17.
Second team: Darren Sproles, Philadelphia, 15.
Others receiving votes: Devin Hester, Atlanta, 14; JaCoby Jones, Baltimore, 3; De'Anthony Thomas, Kansas City, 1.

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