- Associated Press - Friday, January 7, 2011

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl team as an injury replacement for Detroit Lions rookie Ndamukong Suh.

The Vikings announced the news on Friday. Suh is having shoulder surgery.

Williams will appear in the Pro Bowl for the fifth straight season and the sixth time in his eight-year career. He had only one sack this season, finishing with 49 tackles, nine tackles for loss, seven passes defended and one forced fumble while starting all 16 games. He will represent the Vikings with running back Adrian Peterson at the all-star game in Hawaii on Jan. 30.

Williams has 49 1/2 sacks in his career, the most among defensive tackles in the NFL since he entered the league in 2003.


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