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Brooks Hawaii-bound -- again

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February

Derrick Brooks is going to the Pro Bowl after all.

The Bucs linebacker was named Tuesday as a replacement on the NFC roster in place of injured Bears linebacker Lance Briggs.

Brooks was a first alternate to the game, but it appeared his services wouldn't be needed until Briggs suffered a minor injury in Sunday's Super Bowl.

Brooks extends his streak of Pro Bowl selections to 10. That ties him with Mike Singletary and Lawrence Taylor for the second-most among linebackers in NFL history. Junior Seau went to 12 Pro Bowls with San Diego.

Brooks finished the 2006 season with a team-best 150 tackles and three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. He will join cornerback Ronde Barber and long snapper Dave Moore in Saturday's game in Honolulu.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:43pm]

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