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Jackson and Mathews Both Added to AFC Pro Bowl Roster

A couple of Chargers are heading to Hawaii, as wide receiver Vincent Jackson and running back Ryan Mathews have been added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster.

After missing most of 2010 due to a contract stalemate and nagging injuries, Jackson caught 60 passes for 1,106 yards and nine touchdowns in 2011. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Jackson now has 272 receptions for 4,754 yards and 37 touchdowns in his seven-year career and will be an unrestricted free agent in the off-season.

Mathews, the Chargers’ first-round pick in 2010, was fifth in the AFC with 1,091 rushing yards this season. Mathews added 50 receptions for 455 yards and had six rushing touchdowns.

This will be the second Pro Bowl appearance for Jackson and first for Mathews.

Jackson likely replaces Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, who will not participate as he will be playing in Super Bowl XLVI. Mathews will be an injury replacement.


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