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Updated: January 25th, 2013 3:25pm
Vikings get one more Pro Bowl selection, with Matt Kalil added

Vikings get one more Pro Bowl selection, with Matt Kalil added

by Tom Pelissero
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The Minnesota Vikings will end up with seven players in Sunday's Pro Bowl.

Rookie left tackle Matt Kalil was added to the NFC roster on Friday, replacing Washington's Trent Williams.

Kalil joins halfback Adrian Peterson, fullback Jerome Felton, end Jared Allen, place-kicker Blair Walsh, linebacker Chad Greenway and tight end Kyle Rudolph.

Greenway and Rudolph both were added as alternates in the past couple of weeks as players dropped out due to injuries or participation in the Super Bowl.

The seven selections are the most for the Vikings since 2009, when 10 were selected.

The fourth overall pick in April's NFL Draft, Kalil joined Gary Zimmerman (1986) and Todd Steussie (1994) as the only rookie tackles in team history to start all 16 games.

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