Late call to Kalil gives the Vikings seven in Pro Bowl

  • Updated: January 26, 2013 - 12:32 AM

If the Pro Bowl is held any later than Sunday, the Vikings might have to overnight their entire team to Hawaii.

Rookie left tackle Matt Kalil became the seventh Vikings player named to the Pro Bowl when Washington's Trent Williams was scratched because of injury.

Williams was hurt early Friday in a brawl at a Honolulu nightclub, the Associated Press reported.

NFL officials and local police said Friday night that the first-time all-star was hurt in a fight that injured three men, sending two to the hospital.

One man was arrested and five others are being investigated for assault, but not Williams, police said.

When asked whether Williams was being investigated for assault, Honolulu police spokeswoman Michelle Yu said: "I would not say that."

Kalil is the third Viking added as an injury replacement, joining linebacker Chad Greenway and tight end Kyle Rudolph.

Kalil, the fourth overall pick in last year's draft, joined Hall of Famer Gary Zimmerman (1986) and Todd Steussie (1994) as the only Vikings tackles to start all 16 games as a rookie. In doing so, Kalil was there every step of the way as running back Adrian Peterson ran for 2,097 yards, the second-highest rushing total in NFL history.

Kalil also is the fourth Vikings rookie to make the Pro Bowl since 2007. The others are Peterson (2007), receiver Percy Harvin (2009) and kicker Blair Walsh, also a rookie this year.

Peterson, Walsh, fullback Jerome Felton and defensive end Jared Allen were the Vikings' original selections to the Pro Bowl, which is being held Sunday at Aloha Stadium.

MARK CRAIG

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