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Ravens’ Morgan Cox honored as AP’s first All-Pro long snapper; Justin Tucker voted to second team

Ravens veteran Morgan Cox on Friday became the first long snapper named All-Pro by the Associated Press. The position had previously been excluded from consideration.

“To me, it should be that way,” coach John Harbaugh said Friday of the position’s inclusion. “It’s a position that plays and really matters. So Morgan has been great at it for a long time. It’s nice to see it recognized out there. I’m very happy for him. ... He’s well deserving of it. It makes us all very proud.”

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Cox, 34, has appeared in all but one Ravens game since 2015 and is a free agent after this season. A four-time Pro Bowl selection and staple of the Ravens’ “Wolfpack” on special teams, he signed a five-year, $5.6 million contract extension in 2016.

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker was voted second-team All-Pro, behind only the Miami Dolphins’ Jason Sanders. Tucker, an All-Pro selection in five straight years and six times overall in his career, went 26-for-29 on field-goal attempts and 52-for-53 on extra-point attempts this season.

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Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. and cornerback Marlon Humphrey — like Cox and Tucker, both Pro Bowl selections — also received All-Pro votes in a national panel of 50 media members. The Ravens had six players named to the two All-Pro teams last season: quarterback Lamar Jackson, left tackle Ronnie Stanley, right guard Marshal Yanda, cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Humphrey, as well as Tucker.

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