Fletcher Cox earns 4th straight Pro Bowl nod, joined by Ertz and Brooks

Cox's four bids are most by an Eagles' DT and trails only Reggie White (7) among franchise's defensive linemen

Fletcher Cox was named to his fourth Pro Bowl on Tuesday night, marking the most by a defensive tackle in Eagles history and the second-most among all Eagles defensive linemen, trailing only Reggie White, who made seven while in Philadelphia.

Cox is second on the team in sacks with 7.5 and has 62 quarterback pressures and hurries. He is ranked second in the NFL in QB hits, according to radar360, behind the 34 registered by the Los Angeles Rams’ Aaron Donald.

Also named to the Pro Bowl were guard Brandon Brooks and tight end Zach Ertz.

Both Brooks and Ertz were named to their first Pro Bowl last year.

Brooks originally signed with the Eagles as a free agent in 2016 and has started 44 games at right guard. He is now tied with Evan Mathis and Shawn Andrews for the most Pro Bowl selections by an offensive guard in franchise history.

Ertz, who is currently on a record-breaking pace in 2018, has 101 receptions for 1,038 yards and six touchdowns. The six-year pro has already set the single-season team record for receptions (101), surpassing the previous mark of 90 set by Brian Westbrook in 2007. Ertz is one of just four tight ends in NFL history to reach 100-plus receptions, joining Jason Witten in 2012 (110), Tony Gonzalez in 2004 (102) and Dallas Clark in 2009 (100).

With two games remaining in the regular season, Ertz has a chance to set the NFL single-season record for receptions by a tight end. In addition to leading all tight ends in receptions, Ertz’s 101 catches in 2018 rank third overall in the NFL behind only Saints WR Michael Thomas (109) and Vikings WR Adam Thielen (105).

Ertz’s 1,038 receiving yards rank 10th overall in the NFL and second among tight ends.

The 2019 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

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