Two more Saints added to Pro Bowl roster

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Make it a franchise record 9 Saints players selected for this year’s Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Tight end Jared Cook and guard Andrus Peat join Michael Thomas, Cameron Jordan, Marshon Lattimore, Will Lutz, Deonte Harris, Terron Armstead and Drew Brees.  The total surpasses the previous record of eight named to the 2018 squad.

In his first year in New Orleans, Cook ended up with 43 receptions for 705 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games.  He led NFL tight ends in yards per catch (16.4 avg).

Zach and Deuce Cam!!!!Drew Brees connects with Jared Cook for a 61 yard TD reception to spark the @Saints comeback!!!

— Zach Strief (@ZachStrief) December 24, 2019

Peat was selected in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Stanford. He settled in at the left guard position, but has played everywhere on the o-line except center. The 6ft7, 315 pounder is set to become an unrestricted free agent.

Cook replaces Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, while Peat is filling in for Washington Redskins guard Brandon Scherff, both of whom are unable to take part due to injury.