Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, the league announced on Monday.
Grimes will replace Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson, who’s team advanced to the Super Bowl XLV.
Grimes will become the ninth member from Atlanta in the game. He joins teammates defensive end John Abraham, tackle Tyson Clabo, tight end Tony Gonzalez, fullback Ovie Mughelli, quarterback Matt Ryan, running back Michael Turner, wide receiver/special team specialist Eric Weems and wide receiver Roddy White in Hawaii on January 30, 2011.
The nine players by one team is a league-high and a franchise record.
In 2010, Grimes was targeted a league-high 119 times by opponents (according to STATS, Inc.) Grimes answered the challenge, posting an NFC-best and a franchise record 23 passes defensed to go with his five interceptions.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta Falcons beat blog