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Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Bobby Wagner, Marshawn Lynch and Kam Chancellor of the Seattle Seahawks were named to the 2014 NFL All-Pro teams by the Associated Press.
The Associate Press released the names on the All-Pro teams this morning, and four Seattle Seahawks were listed. The All-Pro teams are the players at each position which are believed to have played the best that season out of everyone in the league. Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Bobby Wagner were named first-team All Pro. Kam Chancellor and Marshawn Lynch were named to the second team.
This was the first such honor for middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. Wagner’s level of dominance this season is undeniable, but this award was somewhat unexpected because he missed fives game to an injury. This meant that he didn’t have the statistical numbers that other players at his position had.
For Sherman and Thomas, this honor was highly expected. Both were first-team All-Pro for the past two seasons, and continued playing at the same level of dominance this season. Both can be penciled in for 1st-team All-Pro honors each season for the foreseeable future.
Other Seahawks received votes as well, but not enough to be named All-Pro. Running back Marshawn Lynch finished third in the voting at running back, and also received a vote at fullback for reasons that are unclear. Defensive end Michael Bennett received three votes.
James Carpenter received one vote at guard, which might be the most perplexing vote of all time.
Edit: This article originally left out Lynch since he finished third in the voting and it was unclear if the AP would include him.
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