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Carlos Dunlap added to 2017 NFL Pro Bowl

The Bengals will have both of their stud defensive linemen in the Pro Bowl this January.

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Carlos Dunlap is making another trip to the Pro Bowl.

On Tuesday, the Bengals announced Dunlap had been added to the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl. He is an injury replacement for Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, though could have made a good argument for Dunlap to earn an outright berth.

Dunlap, who just finished his seventh NFL season, finished 2016 with eight sacks, three forced fumbles, 49 tackles, and a career-high 15 pass deflections, which led all NFL defensive linemen. He attributes that in part to being a dodgeball stud.

"I used to be very good at dodgeball," Dunlap told "When I was a kid. But I feel like now I'm a bigger target. But I feel like I'm nimble enough to get out of the way."

Dunlap became the first defensive lineman ever to lead the Bengals in pass deflections and had nearly twice as many deflections as any other lineman. All of the NFL players with more deflections were cornerbacks.

This will be Dunlap’s selection is the second of his seven NFL seasons. He also played in last season’s game.

The addition of Dunlap gives the Bengals three Pro Bowl selections for the 2016 season. Defensive Geno Atkins and wide receiver A.J. Green were selected in the initial voting. Green has been ruled out for the game due to his hamstring injury, so it looks like only Atkins and Dunlap will represent Cincinnati in the NFL’s annual all-star game.

This season’s Pro Bowl will take place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. While that’s a nice location, Dunlap hopes the game finds a home in a more tropical environment going forward.

"When it was in Arizona and guys were having Pro Bowl seasons, they weren't exactly excited to go there because obviously, we've played there. It's like playing the Cardinals," Dunlap said. "But there's no team in Orlando, so I don't know how that's going to feel.

"I think they should just rotate it with tropical cities. It's got to be some place warm. Nobody wants to go play in the Pro Bowl in some place that's cold. It's got to be some place warm that's attractive to families and the single guys."

The 2017 Pro Bowl will be played on Sun., Jan. 29, televised on ESPN at 8 p.m.