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Former Ravens backup Tyrod Taylor makes it to Pro Bowl before Joe Flacco but ...

Former Ravens backup Tyrod Taylor makes it to Pro Bowl before Joe Flacco but ...

A lot of people pointed out the irony that Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor made a Pro Bowl team before the guy he backed up for four years, the Ravens’ Joe Flacco. It certainly is an interesting observation, although it’s not an entirely accurate one. Remember, Flacco was asked to participate in the Pro Bowl last year after arguably his finest season as a pro. He turned down the invitation because his wife, Dana, was due to give birth to the couple’s third child.

So many players have dropped out of the Pro Bowl because of injuries and personal reasons – and the nine Carolina Panthers selected are...

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