By Tim Graham
Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller and defensive tackle Kyle Williams have been selected for the Pro Bowl.
They will go as replacements for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata. Players who make it to the Super Bowl don't play in the Pro Bowl and are swapped out by alternates.
Surprisingly, the replacement for Ravens safety Ed Reed was not Jairus Byrd. That player has not been declared yet.
The Pro Bowl will be a proper finish for Spiller's breakout campaign. He rushed for 1,244 yards, averaged 6.0 yards a carry, added 459 receiving yards and scored a team-high eight touchdowns.
Williams is going to the Pro Bowl for a second time. He made 48 tackles and was second on the Bills with five sacks.
"It's always an honor to represent your team and the city of Buffalo in the Pro Bowl," Williams said in a comment released by the Bills. "To be recognized by the fans, your peers and the coaches you play against means a lot.
"Our goal next year, as it is every season, is to still be competing at this time. It would be great for us, the fans and the city of Buffalo if we'd be able to watch the Pro Bowl next year as we're continuing our journey for a Super Bowl."