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Congrats to the Texans for now having 5 players to represent for us at the Pro Bowl!

(Courtesy of Chron.com)

Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has been added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster after New England’s Tom Brady was forced to pull out due to an injury, the NFL released on its Web site late Tuesday night.

Schaub, who will be making his first Pro Bowl appearance, led the NFL in passing with 4,770 yards this season. The other AFC quarterbacks are Peyton Manning of Indianapolis and Phillip Rivers of San Diego.

Schaub joins wide receiver Andre Johnson, defensive end Mario Williams and linebackers Brian Cushing and DeMeco Ryans as Texans representatives on the AFC roster.

Schaub was originally selected as a second alternate. He replaces Brady and Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger.

The Pro Bowl will be held Jan. 31 — one week before the Super Bowl — in Miami.

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