The Seahawks’ Pro Bowl contingent has doubled, as strong safety Kam Chancellor and cornerback Brandon Browner were added to the NFC squad late Monday.
Chancellor is replacing Dashon Goldson, while Browner is taking over for Carlos Rogers. Each of the 49ers’ players has decided not to play in Sunday’s Pro Bowl because of an injury, and Chancellor and Browner were the first alternates for the team at their positions in balloting of players, coaches and fans.
Chancellor and Browner, a pair of first-year starters, will join teammates Earl Thomas and Michael Robinson for the NFL all-star game in Honolulu. Thomas was voted the starting free safety on the NFC squad, while Robinson was named last week to replace Packers’ fullback John Kuhn, who also pulled out because of an injury.
Browner led the Seahawks and tied for second in the league with six interceptions, returning two for touchdowns. Chancellor had four interceptions and finished second on the Seahawks’ No. 9-ranked defense with 94 tackles.
The foursome will give the Seahawks their largest Pro Bowl contingent since 2007, when six players participated.