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Gronkowski, Wilfork get midseason recognition

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  November 6, 2012 07:03 PM

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The editors at Pro Football Weekly have released their annual Midseason All-Pro team, and there are two Patriots recognized: TE Rob Gronkowski and DT Vince Wilfork.

This year, PFW changed its selection a bit, recognizing four defensive linemen and four linebackers since so many teams are playing 3-4 defenses; they also dropped the fullback position and added a third receiver to reflect the current landscape on offenses around the league.

Here are the complete teams:

OFFENSE
QB Aaron Rodgers/Packers
RB Adrian Peterson/Vikings*
RB Marshawn Lynch/Seahawks
WR A.J. Green/Bengals*
WR Reggie Wayne/Colts
WR Percy Harvin/Vikings
TE Rob Gronkowski/Patriots
C Mike Pouncey/Dolphins
OG Mike Iupati/49ers*
OG Marshal Yanda/Ravens
OT Duane Brown/Texans
OT Anthony Davis/49ers

DEFENSE
DE J.J. Watt/Texans*
DE Julius Peppers/Bears
DT Geno Atkins/Bengals*
DT Vince Wilfork/Patriots
OLB Lance Briggs/Bears
OLB Clay Matthews/Packers
ILB Daryl Washington/Cardinals*
ILB Sean Lee/Cowboys
CB Richard Sherman/Seahawks
CB Charles Tillman/Bears
S Earl Thomas/Seahawks
S Mark Barron/Buccaneers

SPECIALISTS
PK Blair Walsh/Vikings
P Andy Lee/49ers
PR Leodis McKelvin/Bills
KR Percy Harvin/Vikings

HEAD COACH
Mike Smith/Falcons

EXECUTIVE/GM
John Elway/Broncos

* - unanimous choice

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