During the initial Pro Bowl rosters that were released earlier in the month, wide receiver Rashid Shaheed was the lone New Orleans Saint to head to Orlando, Florida to be the conference’s kick returner.
Now that Super Bowl 58 is set, taking away the players playing in the big game and other players opting out, roster spots have been left open, and a couple of members of the Black and Gold filled in the empty slots.
Saints linebacker Demario Davis was named to his third Pro Bowl in 2024 as he will replace San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner.
Davis led the team in total tackles with 121 (74) and finished second with 6.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss in a season where New Orleans finished on a high point, winning four out of their last five regular-season games. Another good year by the veteran linebacker not only earned him a spot in the Pro Bowl but was also a second-team all-pro selection for the fifth consecutive season.
The third member of the Saints that’ll head to the Pro Bowl this week is center Erik McCoy.
McCoy will fill in for recently retired Super Bowl champion Jason Kelce. The starting center for New Orleans was part of a Saints offensive line that struggled heavily during the early parts of the season but seemed to have gotten into their groove in the back and played much better down the stretch.
You will be able to see Davis, McCoy, and Shaheed represent the NFC in the 2024 Pro Bowl. The game in Orlando, Florida will kick off at 2:00 p.m. and you can listen to the action on ESPN 103.7 Lafayette 104.1 Lake Charles, Southwest Louisiana’s Sports Station.