The Patriots lead the AFC with eight Pro Bowl selections, it was announced Tuesday night. It is the second year in a row that eight members of the Patriots team were selected for the NFL's all-star game.
On the offense, quarterback Tom Brady, wide receiver Wes Welker, tight end Rob Gronkowski and offensive linemen Logan Mankins and Brian Waters all made the cut, while defensive linemen Andre Carter and Vince Wilfork also earned a trip to Hawaii. In addition, special teamer Matthew Slater is part of the AFC roster. The seven positional players were all selected as starters.