Ed Bouchette reports this afternoon that a few more Steelers players were named as 2012 Pro Bowl alternates on Tuesday. We already knew that outside linebacker James Harrison was named a first alternate for the AFC at outside linebacker and that free safety Ryan Clark and outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley were also named as second alternates.
Bouchette reports now that left guard Chris Kemoeatu, cornerback Ike Taylor and defensive end Brett Keisel were named a third alternates and inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons was named a fourth alternate four the AFC squad. The Kemoeatu selection is a bit curious as he missed a few games early due to a knee injury and has not played well in most of his starts. He even lost his staring job a few weeks ago because of his poor play this season.
The Pro Bowl selections were announced on Tuesday and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Mike Wallace, center Maurkice Pouncey, strong safety Troy Polamalu and wide receiver Antonio Brown were named to the AFC 43-man team. Brown made it as a kick returner.