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Patriots have one player named to NFL's All-Pro team

Ryan Hannable
January 04, 2019 - 12:21 pm

It's one thing to be named to the Pro Bowl, but an even bigger honor is to be named an All-Pro.

After getting three players named to the Pro Bowl, they have just one All-Pro: cornerback Stephon Gilmore. It's the first time he's been named to the team.

Gilmore, playing in his second season with the Patriots, recorded 45 tackles and two interceptions, but most impressive were his 20 passes defensed. He is only the fifth player in team history to do that in a single season. 

Meanwhile, Cordarrelle Patterson was named to the second team as a kick returner.

The Chiefs were the most represented, as they had four players make the first team.

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