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Browns safety Donte Whitner added to the Pro Bowl roster


The 2014 Cleveland Browns have earned four Pro Bowlers.

On Monday, Donte Whitner got word from the NFL that he's been tapped as Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas' replacement for the NFL's all-star game, held Jan. 25 in Arizona.  

Whitner joins teammates Gipson, Joe Haden and Joe Thomas for a week of celebrating the best of the best NFL players.

This is Whitner's third Pro Bowl appearance in a row. Whitner led the Browns in tackles with 106.

This Wednesday at 8 p.m., NFL Network will be airing the selection show, where NFL legends Cris Carter and Michael Irvin will pick each squad.

Cleveland also joins Seattle and Denver in becoming the only three teams to have at least three members of their secondary to earn Pro Bowl honors.

This isn't the first time Whitner's received an accolade in January. Earlier this month, O'Neil and the rest of the defensive coaches tabulated all the Play Like a Brown moments of the year on defense, and Whitner was standing alone.

"Donte excelled at critical plays on third down, knocking the crap out of a wide receiver, or a big hit early on that sets the tempo of the game," O'Neil said. "Even bigger with him was all the communication pre-snap that would allow somebody else on defense to make a big play. Donte could sense what the other offenses were doing."

We will have coverage all week long in Arizona, with all of the Browns Pro Bowlers.

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