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Seven Packers named to Pro Bowl

GREEN BAY – Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams, cornerback Jaire Alexander, offensive tackle David Bakhtiari, offensive guard Elgton Jenkins, running back Aaron Jones, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker Za’Darius Smith were named to the NFL Pro Bowl roster.

The seven picks are the most original selections for the team since seven players were selected in 2011.

Six of the players were named starters (all but Jones), giving Green Bay the most starter selections since it had eight in 1967.

This marks Adams’ fourth straight selection (2017-20), making him the second Packers wide receiver to make four or more consecutive Pro Bowls.

James Lofton had six in a row from 1980-85.

Alexander earned his first Pro Bowl honor in his third season, becoming the first Packers cornerback selected since Sam Shields in 2014.

He’s one of three cornerbacks in franchise history to make the Pro Bowl in his first three seasons, joining Herb Adderley (1963, third season) and Willie Buchanon (1973, second season).

Bakhtiari earned his third trip to the Pro Bowl and his second straight as an original selection.

Jenkins earned his first selection after becoming the first Green Bay offensive lineman to start a game at guard, center and tackle in the same season since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

Jones earned his first Pro Bowl selection in his fourth season.

Dating back to 2000, he is the third Packers running back to be selected to the Pro Bowl (Ahman Green, 2001-04, and Eddie Lacy, 2013).

For Rodgers, it marked the ninth Pro Bowl selection of his career (2009, 2011-12, 2014-16, 2018-20), tying Brett Favre and offensive tackle Forrest Gregg for the most Pro Bowl selections by a Green Bay player.

Smith is making his second career Pro Bowl and first as an original selection after being an injury replacement last season.

He’s the first Packers defender to earn a selection in consecutive years since linebacker Clay Matthews in 2014-15.

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