Reed, Ngata latest Ravens to bow out of this weekend's Pro Bowl
By By Jeff Zrebiec
Jan 25, 2012 at 9:43 AM
The Ravens' contingent at Sunday's Pro Bowl game in Honolulu, Hawaii keeps shrinking by the day.
Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and safety Ed Reed have become the latest Ravens to pull out of the game, leaving them with four representatives instead of the original number of eight.
Ngata has been hampered by a thigh injury that didn't force him to miss any games, but team officials believed that it significantly affected his performance down the stretch. Reed dealt with shoulder/neck issues much of the season and then hurt his ankle in the Ravens' divisional playoff victory over the Houston Texans.
Ngata was replaced on the AFC roster by Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Paul Soliai while Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark will go in place of Reed.
On Monday, the day after the Ravens' 23-20 season-ending loss to the New England Patriots, running back Ray Rice (family matter) and linebacker Terrell Suggs (undisclosed injury) withdrew from the game.