Atlanta Falcons middle linebacker Deion Jones (45) intercepts a ball in the end zone in front of New Orleans Saints tight end Josh Hill (89) during the second half of an NFL football game in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)
Photo: Danny Karnik/AP
Photo: Danny Karnik/AP

Falcons’ Deion Jones added to Pro Bowl

The Falcons have another Pro Bowler.

Linebacker Deion Jones was named to the Pro Bowl team Tuesday, the NFL announced. Jones will replace Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, who is unable to participate because of injury.

Jones was an alternate when the Pro Bowl teams originally were announced. This is his first Pro Bowl selection.

Jones, a second-year linebacker out of LSU, ranked fourth in the NFL with 138 tackles. He also had three interceptions, including a game-saving pick against the Saints, which was tied for first among linebackers in the league.

Jones was the NFC Defensive Player in Week 14 for the interception in the end zone against the Saints that preserved a 20-17 Falcons win. He also had a game-high 13 tackles in the contest.

Jones will join teammates wide receiver Julio Jones and center Alex Mack in the Pro Bowl, which will be played Jan. 28. 

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