The Kansas City Chiefs will now have six players on the 2011 Pro Bowl roster as S Eric Berry and LB Tamba Hali were added to the roster. The Chiefs announced the move on Sunday night after the AFC Championship game.
Berry and Hali will replace two Pittsburgh Steelers players going to the Super Bowl -- S Troy Polamalu and LB James Harrison.
This is Berry's first Pro Bowl and the first time a Chiefs rookie has snagged the honors since LB Derrick Thomas in 1989. Berry also becomes the first rookie Chief to lead the team in interceptions since CB Dale Carter in 1992. Hopefully this is the first of many Pro Bowls for Berry.
This is Hali's first Pro Bowl as well after he lead the AFC in sacks with 14.5. He becomes the first Chiefs LB since Derrick Thomas to make the Pro Bowl. Rewind a couple years ago when the Chiefs were first switching to the 3-4 defense and what we all thought about Hali converting from defensive end. And two years later he's among the best at his position.
The Chiefs had an impressive season and it's capped off by having six players in the 2011 Pro Bowl. After Hali and Berry, RB Jamaal Charles, WR Dwayne Bowe and G Brian Waters made the roster. The Chiefs announced last week QB Matt Cassel also made the roster.