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Harrison Smith is going to the Pro Bowl now too

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The Vikings now have three Pro Bowl players.

Vikings safety Harrison Smith will replace the Seahawks' Earl Thomas (who is injured) in this Sunday's contest, Vikings.com says.

The 26-year-old had 66 tackles, a forced fumble, 2 interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and 1.5 sacks this past season – his fourth since coming into the NFL from Notre Dame.

Pro Football Focus graded Smith as the best safety in the NFL this past season.

https://twitter.com/PFF/status/685500637740699649

The Vikings now have three Pro Bowlers: Smith, Adrian Peterson (the only Viking initially selected) and Everson Griffen (stepping in for Houston's J.J. Watt)

The Pro Bowl is Sunday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. CST. The team will once again be divided based on former player – this time it's Team Rice vs. Team Irving.

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