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Lavonte David, Logan Mankins join group of new Pro Bowlers

on November 22, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

on November 22, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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There were a lot of Buccaneers fans that thought Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David should have been selected to the Pro Bowl in recognition of his play during the regular season.

They had to wait a while, but it has happened. The Bucs announced that David has been selected to the game in place of Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware, who will be playing in the Super Bowl instead of going to Hawaii.

David was voted to the AP All-Pro team after the 2013 season, but this will be his first trip to the Pro Bowl. He set a career-high this season with 147 tackles and added three sacks, three interceptions (one that he returned for a touchdown) and two forced fumbles during another strong season.

Guard Logan Mankins will join David in the game after being tabbed as the replacement for Panthers guard Trai Turner. It’s the seventh time Mankins has been selected for the game and the first time he’s been chosen since joining the Buccaneers.

Running back Doug Martin and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will also represent the Bucs on Sunday.