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.”
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.
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.