Adrian Peterson will have company at the Pro Bowl.
Defensive end Everson Griffen, who was a Pro Bowl alternate, was added to the Pro Bowl roster after injuries at his position. This is the first time the six-year veteran has been selected to the Pro Bowl.
Griffen had 10.5 sacks in 15 games this season. He also had 44 tackles and a forced fumble (you and Aaron Rodgers surely remember that one).
Griffen played with a shoulder injury for a chunk of the season and coach Mike Zimmer said earlier this week that Griffen was putting off surgery, presumably on that shoulder, in case he was selected to the Pro Bowl.
Griffen will give Peterson a Vikings teammate at the Pro Bowl. Peterson, the 2015 rushing champion, was the only Vikings player named to the Pro Bowl when the rosters were initially announced last month.
The Pro Bowl is Sunday, Jan. 31 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
FOX Sports first reported that Griffen was added to the Pro Bowl roster.