Two New Orleans Saints players added to Pro Bowl
By Bob Garcia
Jared Cook and Andrus Peat will be part of the NFC lineup
The Pro Bowl game is just around the corner and the New Orleans Saints and two new names from the team are making it to this elite formation. Last Friday, the NFL along with the Saints stated that tight end Jared Cook and guard Andrus Peat have been named to the NFC Pro Bowl team. With these two additions, the franchise now has nine players selected for this all-star game, breaking the record that was set by 2018’s team with eight. The match will take place on Sunday, January 26 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
Cook is an unrestricted free agent and signed with the Saints during the 2019 offseason. He played 14 games last year, posting 43 receptions for 705 yards and scoring nine touchdowns. He was a valuable player all of last season and has the lead among NFL’s tight ends in yards per catch. Cook also had the second position in scoring grabs. During Sunday’s game against Minnesota, he added to his records with five more grabs and 54 yards.
Peat is more of a veteran with five years already in the NFL. He was selected in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft by the Saints and has been with them since. He is a versatile player, as he can switch from left guard and left tackle, where he is equally successful. Except for the team’s center, Peat has played in every offensive position there is.
Cook comes in as a replacement for Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz and Peat will be replacing Washington Redskins guard Brandon Scherff. These players are unable to participate due to reported injuries.