ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – He’d doubtlessly rather be playing in the Super Bowl. But Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders found a bright spot in an otherwise sour end to the season: a slot on the Pro Bowl roster.

Sanders was selected to play in the annual NFL all-star game in Honolulu on Jan. 25, the NFL told the Broncos on Thursday.

It’s Sanders’ first Pro Bowl selection. He joins nine other teammates on the roster, tying a franchise record first set in 1998 when the Broncos last won the Super Bowl.

Sanders replaces an injured Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons. He caught 101 passes for 1,404 yards and nine touchdowns in his first season with the Broncos.

Other Broncos named to the Pro Bowl are Ryan Clady, Chris Harris Jr., Peyton Manning, Von Miller, DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward, Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas.

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