NFL: McNabb, Mikell join NFC Pro Bowl roster
PHILADELPHIA — Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has earned his sixth trip to the Pro Bowl.
Team officials say McNabb and Eagles safety Quintin Mikell were added on Monday to the NFC roster. McNabb replaces Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who is out of the game after the Saints advanced to the Super Bowl with a win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Mikell, who joined the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Boise State, replaces the Saints' Darren Sharper. It is Mikell's first Pro Bowl nod.
This year's Pro Bowl is being held Sunday, a week before the Super Bowl, rather than after the end of the season as in years past.
Nine Eagles players are slated to play in this year's game.