The Sports Xchange
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Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano and guard Trai Turner were added to the Pro Bowl roster on Wednesday as injury replacements.
Turner will take the place of Dallas Cowboys guard Zack Martin, who was forced to miss the game after undergoing elbow surgery.
It marked the third consecutive Pro Bowl selection for Turner, who was an integral part of Carolina's fourth-ranking rushing attack.
Gano earned his first Pro Bowl honor with a superb season that saw him convert on all but one of his 30 field-goal attempts. He set a franchise record by converting 96.7 percent of his attempts.
In the Panthers' season-ending loss to New Orleans in the first round of the playoffs, Gano set another franchise record by nailing a 58-yard field goal that tied an NFL postseason mark for the longest kick.
The Pro Bowl will be held on Jan. 28 in Orlando, Fla.