McGa­hee Makes Pro Bowl

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San Diego star LaDainian Tom­lin­son with­drew from the Pro Bowl yes­ter­day, paving the way for Wil­lis McGa­hee’s first ap­pear­ance in the game.

Bal­ti­more’s run­ning back, a sec­ond al­ter­nate, earned a trip to Hawaii be­cause Tom­lin­son has a sprained knee. McGa­hee missed Bal­ti­more’s reg­u­lar sea­son finale with bro­ken ribs but has suf­fi­ciently re­cov­ered and is ea­ger to be part of the AFC squad.

“It is an honor and a priv­i­lege to be go­ing to the Pro Bowl, es­pe­cially when your peers have a say in the mat­ter,” McGa­hee said in a state­ment. “It is a goal that I have had for a long time, and I am go­ing to en­joy ev­ery sec­ond of this.”

Line­backer Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed were also se­lected to play in the Pro Bowl; tackle Jonathan Og­den pulled out.

The Ravens also hired Jerry Ros­burg as spe­cial teams coach, a move that pro­vides vet­eran lead­er­ship on a unit that is par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant to new coach John Har­baugh. Ros­burg coached the At­lanta Fal­cons’ spe­cial teams this sea­son.

NO DE­CI­SION: Green Bay quar­ter­back Brett Favre said he hadn’t de­cided yet whether he will re­turn to play next sea­son.

“We just played a lit­tle over a week ago,” Favre said, “and I’m go­ing to take a few more weeks.”

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