Michael Thomas
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New York Giants safety and special teams player, Michael Thomas, has been named to the official NFC Pro Bowl roster. 

The New York Giants will have an additional player taking part in the Pro Bowl this Sunday.

Per Michael Eisen of the Giants official website, safety Michael Thomas has been named to the NFC Pro Bowl team. Thomas will be playing special teams, replacing Rams linebacker Cory Littleton. Littleton and the Rams will, of course, be playing in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Feb. 3.

This will be the first Pro Bowl of Thomas’s career. He has been in the NFL for six seasons, with this past year being his first with Big Blue.

Thomas was able to rack up 59 tackles on the year, with one sack, six pass deflections, two interceptions and one forced fumble. He was initially named as a reserve for the Pro Bowl.

Thomas will now be joining Giants running back Saquon Barkley, kicker Aldrick Rosas and linebacker Olivier Vernon for the game in Orlando, FL. It will be each player’s first career Pro Bowl.

Barkley in his rookie season had 1307 rushing yards for 11 touchdowns. He also caught 91 balls for 721 yards and four touchdowns through the air. This gave him over 2000 scrimmage yards for the season. Barkley is only the third rookie to accomplish such a feat in NFL history.

Rosas, on the other hand, converted on 32 of 33 field goals on the year. The second-year kicker also made 31 of 32 extra points.

Vernon initially made the Pro Bowl as a reserve, just like Thomas. However, Vernon will be replacing injured Bears linebacker, Khalil Mack. As far as Vernon returning to New York next season, however, only time will tell.

Safety Landon Collins was also selected for the Pro Bowl this year. However, Collins will not play. The fourth-year man missed the final four games of the regular season after landing on the injured reserve list with a shoulder injury.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.