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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.

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