[KC Chiefs.com] Matt Cassel is once again filling in for an injured Tom Brady. Reports surfaced out of New England last night that Brady will forgo the 2011 Pro Bowl, opting for surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot. News of Cassel’s promotion as Brady’s Pro Bowl replacement soon followed.
After speaking with the NFL Office on Thursday morning, the Chiefs confirmed that Cassel will join the 2011 AFC Pro Bowl roster.
Cassel’s promotion currently gives the AFC West Champion Chiefs four Pro Bowlers on this year’s AFC squad. The Kansas City quarterback will join teammates Brian Waters, Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe in Hawaii. Kickoff is slated for Sunday, January 30th at 6:00 PM (CST) on FOX.