Another harsh — but understandable — reality of the Tyrann Mathieu season-ending injury: Once a player goes on injured reserve, he is officially removed from the Pro Bowl voting lists no matter how many votes he has accumulated. So Mathieu, who had been sixth last week and even if he didn’t get a single vote in seven days would still be in the top 10 of free safeties, no longer appears in the top 10. (And voting for him going forward is a moot point.)
But there are still other Cardinals chasing votes, which you can do by clicking here. Here are the players still appearing in the top 10 with a couple weeks left in the voting:
— Patrick Peterson remains third in cornerbacks with 289,024 votes. Seattle’s Richard Sherman is first with 430,234 votes.
— Inside linebacker Karlos Dansby is ninth (91,478). Buffalo rookie Kiko Alonso (306,054) is first.
— Special teamer Justin Bethel is ninth (40,617). Denver’s David Bruton (109,243) is first.
— Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett is 10th (110,916). Dallas’ Jason Hatcher (262,099) is first.
And speaking of Peterson, here is my opus posted yesterday about the Pro Bowl cornerback/burgeoning businessman/emerging face of the franchise, who is mature beyond his years. Give it a read, won’t you?
Tags: Darnell Dockett, Justin Bethel, Karlos Dansby, Patrick Peterson, Pro Bowl, Tyrann Mathieu
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