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BDC 1/22: Three Bills added to Pro Bowl Roster

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on January 22, 2013 – 11:10 am

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DAILY REPORT
–The NFL announced yesterday that Bills RB C.J. SpillerDT Kyle Williams, and FS Jairus Byrd have been added to the 2013 AFC Pro Bowl roster.

Spiller rushed for a career-high 1,244 yards on 207 carries and six touchdowns in 2012 – the first 1,000 yard season of his NFL career. He tied for the NFL-lead among running backs in 2012 with a 6.0 yards per carry average. Spiller eclipsed 100 yards from scrimmage in 11 games in 2012 – the first such season by a Bill since 1993 (Thurman Thomas – 13) and the third player to do so (O.J. Simpson). Spiller was named to the AFC Pro Bowl roster in place of Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice.

Williams recorded 5.0 sacks and 46 tackles (27 solo) in the 2012. In Week Two vs. Kansas City, Williams matched a career-best with 2.0 sacks and added three tackles. Williams was named to the AFC Pro Bowl roster in place of Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata.

Byrd tied for the AFC-lead with a team-best five interceptions in 2012 and made 76 tackles (53 solo). He received AFC Defensive Player of the Week accolades in Week Six after registering two interceptions, four solo tackles and two passes defensed in the team’s 19-16 overtime win at Arizona. Since entering the NFL as a second-round draft pick of the Bills in 2009, Byrd is tied for third in the NFL with 18 interceptions. Byrd was named to the AFC Pro Bowl roster in place of Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed.

–The Buffalo Bills announced Saturday that Pat Morris has been hired as the team’s offensive line coach. Morris will enter his 16th season in the NFL coaching ranks in 2013. He began his NFL coaching career in 1997 with San Francisco as the 49ers’ tight ends and assistant offensive line coach through 1998 before being elevated to offensive line coach for five years (1999-2003). Morris also oversaw the offensive lines of Detroit (2004-05), Minnesota (2006-10) and Tampa Bay (2011).

–Stay tuned to buffalobills.com this week to get the most-up-to-date information on what’s going on at the Senior Bowl. Play-by-play announcer John Murphy will be in Mobile, AL to bring Bills fans the latest news on the 2013 draft prospects.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Bills RB C.J. Spiller
On being added to the NFL’s 2013 Pro Bowl team:
“I’m very excited. It’s something that’s well deserved not just by me, but by my teammates. So all the opposing coaches and my peers that voted for me to have this opportunity to go and represent the greatest organization in the NFL, I’m very excited to go over there and kind of have a little mini-vacation for me and my family.”

PHOTOS OF THE DAY
Pro Bowl 1
Bills RB C.J. Spiller will be making his first appearance to the Pro Bowl. Spiller rushed for a career-high 1,244 yards on 207 carries and six touchdowns in 2012 – the first 1,000 yard season of his NFL career. He tied for the NFL-lead among running backs in 2012 with a 6.0 yards per carry average.

Pro Bowl 2
Bills FS Jairus Byrd was selected for his second Pro Bowl honor (2009) yesterday. This will be Byrd’s first appearance at the game. Byrd tied for the AFC-lead with a team-best five interceptions in 2012 and made 76 tackles (53 solo). He received AFC Defensive Player of the Week accolades in Week Six after registering two interceptions, four solo tackles and two passes defensed in the team’s 19-16 overtime win at Arizona.

Pro Bowl 3
Bills DT Kyle Williams will be making his second Pro Bowl appearance (2010) this weekend. Williams recorded 5.0 sacks and 46 tackles (27 solo) in the 2012. In Week Two vs. Kansas City, Williams matched a career-best with 2.0 sacks and added three tackles.

DAILY LINKS

Buffalo News-Three Bills are named to Pro Bowl

Rochester D&C-Buffalo Bills’ C.J. Spiller, Kyle Williams and Jairus Byrd headed to Pro Bowl

Associated Press-Bills’ Spiller, Williams, Byrd added to Pro Bowl

BuffaloBills.com-Bills RB C.J. Spiller, DT Kyle Williams headed to Pro Bowl

BuffaloBills.com-Buffalo Bills FS Jairus Byrd added to Pro Bowl

BuffaloBills.com-Now a Pro Bowl RB, Spiller set to raise his game

BuffaloBills.com-Buffalo Jill headed to Honolulu

Audio/Video/Photo Clip 

BuffaloBills.com
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DE Alex Okafor on First Day of Practice
Bills Focus: QB Tyler Wilson Sit Down Interview

WGR 550
Bills’ Spiller, Byrd & Williams named Pro Bowl replacements
1/21 John Murphy at the Senior Bowl

WIVB
Three Bills to Pro Bowl

WKBW
Byrd Heading to Pro Bowl
Spiller, K. Williams Added to Pro Bowl Roster

WGRZ
K. Williams, Byrd and Spiller to Pro Bowl

WHAM
Bills Spiller ,Byrd and Williams Going to Pro Bowl

YNN
Three Bills Named to Pro Bowl

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Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
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C.J. Spiller’s goals much bigger than the Pro Bowl
C.J. Spiller, Kyle Williams chosen as Pro Bowl replacements

Pro Football Talk
C.J. Spiller and Kyle Williams are going to the Pro Bowl

Buffalo Rumblings
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AFC East Daily
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BuffaLowDown
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