The Cincinnati Bengals have several players on the brink of being voted into the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl based on today's voting update.
Andy Dalton continues to have the third-most votes of any player in the NFL. He's also the third-ranked quarterback with Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots being the only two players ahead of him in voting.
Here are the top 10 Pro Bowl vote receivers as of 12/9/2015:
|QB||Tom Brady||New England||502,913|
|QB||Aaron Rodgers||Green Bay||359,158|
|TE||Rob Gronkowski||New England||355,271|
|WR||Odell Beckham, Jr.||New York Giants||328,097|
As was the case the last time the NFL released voting totals in late November, the only Bengals player in the top two players at his respective position is Geno Atkins, who is the top vote-getting at defensive tackle. Atkins is one of the best defensive players in the NFL this season, a defensive player of the year candidate and is well deserving of Pro Bowl recognition.
Here is the full list of Bengals players in the top 10 players at their respective positions:
|Position||Team||Player||Number of Votes||Position Rank|
|Quarterbacks||Cincinnati Bengals||Dalton, Andy||389,062||3|
|Wide Receivers||Cincinnati Bengals||Green, A.J.||203,118||7|
|Tight Ends||Cincinnati Bengals||Eifert, Tyler||230,169||3|
|Centers||Cincinnati Bengals||Bodine, Russell||61,936||8|
|Guards||Cincinnati Bengals||Zeitler, Kevin||108,388||4|
|Guards||Cincinnati Bengals||Boling, Clint||62,158||9|
|Tackles||Cincinnati Bengals||Whitworth, Andrew||90,438||3|
|Defensive Ends||Cincinnati Bengals||Dunlap, Carlos||144,538||3|
|Defensive Tackles||Cincinnati Bengals||Atkins, Geno||201,457||1|
|Free Safety||Cincinnati Bengals||Nelson, Reggie||56,462||5|
|Return Specialists||Cincinnati Bengals||Jones, Adam||36,280||9|
|Special Teamers||Cincinnati Bengals||Peerman, Cedric||33,265||7|
Eight wide receivers, 6 tackles, 6 guards, 4 centers, 4 tight ends, 6 quarterbacks, 6 running backs, 2 fullbacks, 6 defensive ends, 6 interior linemen, 6 outside linebackers, 4 inside/middle linebackers, 8 cornerbacks, 6 safeties , 2 punters, 2 placekickers, 2 special teamers, 2 returners and 2 "need" player selected by coaches (e.g., long snapper) will make the Pro Bowl.
It's looking like the Bengals will have quite a few players making the Pro Bowl this season and a few will be first-timers.
You can vote for Dalton, Atkins and the rest of the Bengals for the Pro Bowl by going here. Voting is open until Tuesday, December 15. The Pro Bowl players will be announced on Tuesday, December 22 live on NFL Network.