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First for Mack: All-Pro at two spots

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NEW YORK — Khalil Mack has made All-Pro history.

Mack's versatility and relentlessness earned him selection at two positions on the 2015 Associated Press All-Pro team, an NFL first. The second-year Raiders defensive end and outside linebacker drew enough support Friday from a panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league to make the squad at both spots.

Others, including Houston's J.J. Watt last season, have been chosen first team at one position and second at another. Watt was a unanimous pick at defensive end for this season's team, as was Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson.

"I do whatever I can to help the team win. I'm a team guy," said Mack, who had 151/2 sacks (five in one game), behind only Watt in the league.

Carolina, a league-best 15-1, had the most All-Pros with six: quarterback Cam Newton, fullback Mike Tolbert, center Ryan Kalil, linebackers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis, and cornerback Josh Norman. Kuechly led the Panthers with 49 votes.

Five teams — New England, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Arizona and St. Louis — had two All-Pros each.

Steelers receiver Antonio Brown drew 49 votes; teammate David DeCastro made it at guard. The Patriots were tight end Rob Gronkowski and kicker Stephen Gostkowski. From Cincinnati, it was offensive tackle Geno Atkins and defensive tackle Andrew Whitworth. Arizona had cornerback Patrick Peterson and safety Tyrann Mathieu. St. Louis' All-Pros were defensive tackle Aaron Donald and punter Johnny Hekker.

Chiefs safety Eric Berry made it in his first season back after undergoing chemotherapy for his lymphoma.

Dolphins search: Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase will have a second interview with the Dolphins today for their coaching job, the Associated Press reported. On Friday Miami interviewed its interim coach, Dan Campbell, and former Bills coach Doug Marrone.

More coach talk: Gase also interviewed with Giants team president John Mara and GM Jerry Reese … The Browns interviewed Jerome Henderson, the Cowboys' secondary coach, for their opening. … Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson is the "clear front-runner" for the 49ers job, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

Chargers: Coach Mike McCoy got a one-year extension through 2017, GM Tom Telesco said.

Falcons: Former Bucs front office executive Thomas Dimitroff will be retained as general manager.

Lions: Bob Quinn reached a deal in principle to be GM; he is now New England's director of pro scouting.

2015 All-Pro team

First team OFFENSE

Quarterback: Cam Newton, Carolina

Running backs: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota; Doug Martin, Tampa Bay

Fullback: Mike Tolbert, Carolina

Tight end: Rob Gronkowski, New England

Wide receivers: Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh; Julio Jones, Atlanta

Tackles: Joe Thomas, Cleveland; Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati

Guards: Marshal Yanda, Baltimore; David DeCastro, Pittsburgh

Center: Ryan Kalil, Carolina

Placekicker: Stephen Gostkowski, New England

Kick returner: Tyler Lockett, Seattle

First team DEFENSE

Ends: J.J. Watt, Houston; Khalil Mack, Oakland

Tackles: Aaron Donald, St. Louis; Geno Atkins, Cincinnati

Outside linebackers: Von Miller, Denver; Khalil Mack, Oakland, and Thomas Davis, Carolina

Inside linebacker: Luke Kuechly, Carolina; NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco

Cornerbacks: Josh Norman, Carolina; Patrick Peterson, Arizona

Safeties: Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona; Eric Berry, Kansas City

Punter: Johnny Hekker, St. Louis

Second team OFFENSE

Quarterback: Carson Palmer, Arizona

Running backs: Todd Gurley, St. Louis; Devonta Freeman, Atlanta

Fullback: Pat DiMarco, Atlanta

Tight end: Greg Olsen, Carolina

Wide receivers: Brandon Marshall, New York Jets; DeAndre Hopkins, Houston, and Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants

Tackles: Tyron Smith, Dallas; Trent Williams, Washington

Guards: Josh Sitton, Green Bay; Mike Iupati, Arizona, and Zack Martin, Dallas

Center: Travis Frederick, Dallas

Placekicker: Dan Bailey, Dallas

Kick returner: Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota

Second team DEFENSE

Ends: Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets; Ezekiel Ansah, Detroit

Tackles: Kawann Short, Carolina; Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia

Outside linebacker: Jamie Collins, New England

Inside linebackers: Bobby Wagner, Seattle; Derrick Johnson, Kansas City

Cornerbacks: Richard Sherman, Seattle; Chris Harris Jr., Denver, and Marcus Peters, Kansas City

Safeties: Reggie Nelson, Cincinnati; Charles Woodson, Oakland

Punter: Sam Koch, Baltimore

First for Mack: All-Pro at two spots 01/08/16 [Last modified: Friday, January 8, 2016 10:13pm]
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