Final tally on Pro Bowl balloting

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We’ll have the Pro Bowl results later in the day, but to follow up on my earlier post, I thought you guys would be interested in seeing how the fan voting turned out for the “other” game in Miami.

This counts to one-third of the final count in selecting the rosters, with players having a third of the vote, and coaches having the same.

Here’s the AFC leader at each position, and a look at whether any Patriots are in the Top 5 …

QUARTERBACK
AFC Leader:
Peyton Manning, Colts (1,545,642 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: Tom Brady (2d place — 801,461)

RUNNING BACK
AFC Leader:
Chris Johnson, Titans (820,789 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: none

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RECEIVER
AFC Leader:
Andre Johnson, Texans (738,397 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: Randy Moss (3rd place — 644,113), Wes Welker (5th place — 461,311)

TIGHT END
AFC Leader:
Dallas Clark, Colts (825,625 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: None


CENTER
AFC Leader:
Jeff Saturday, Colts (597,466 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: Dan Koppen (5th place — 156,413)

TACKLE
AFC Leader:
Jake Long, Dolphins (286,482 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: Matt Light (4th place — 193,554)

GUARD
AFC Leader:
Alan Faneca, Jets (306,768 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: Logan Mankins (5th place — 134,015)

FULLBACK
AFC Leader:
Le’Ron McClain, Ravens (223,974 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: Sammy Morris (4th place — 92,530)

STRONG SAFETY
AFC Leader:
Troy Polamalu, Steelers (422,311 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: Brandon Meriweather (3d place — 92,066)

CORNERBACK
AFC Leader:
Champ Bailey (433,018 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: None

DEFENSIVE END
AFC Leader:
Dwight Freeney, Colts (562,130 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: None

DEFENSIVE TACKLE
AFC Leader:
Vince Wilfork, Patriots (294,798 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: Wilfork

FREE SAFETY
AFC Leader:
Ed Reed, Ravens (390,234 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: None

INSIDE LINEBACKER
AFC Leader:
Ray Lewis, Ravens (383,730 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: Jerod Mayo (3d place — 117,780)

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER
AFC Leader:
James Harrison, Steelers (283,693 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: None

KICK RETURNER
AFC Leader:
Josh Cribbs, Browns (197,548 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: Wes Welker (4th place — 92,290)

KICKER

AFC Leader:
Adam Vinatieri, Colts (187,788 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: Stephen Gostkowski (3rd place — 110,414)

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PUNTER
AFC Leader:
Shane Lechler, Raiders (149,892 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: Chris Hanson (5th place — 64,624)

SPECIAL TEAMER
AFC Leader:
Josh Cribbs, Browns (168,372 votes)
Patriots in the Top 5: None