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New York Giants’ DT Dexter Lawrence named to Pro Bowl

Lawrence earns honor for second consecutive season

New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images

New York Giants’ defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence has been named to the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive season. Lawrence is the Giants’ only 2023 Pro Bowler.

Lawrence is the first Giants defensive lineman to receive the honor in consecutive seasons since end Jason Pierre-Paul in 2011-12, and the team’s first interior lineman to be selected to multiple Pro Bowls since tackle Arnie Weinmeister went to four in a row from 1950-53. Lawrence is the first Giants player selected to successive Pro Bowls since safety Landon Collins from 2016-18.

Lawrence was not among the top 10 voter getters in fan balloting at defensive tackle. Voting by players and coaches, though, made him a Pro Bowler.

Lawrence, in his fifth season, has been dominant. In 15 games, he has tallied a team-high 19 quarterback hits, four more than Kayvon Thibodeaux. His 4.5 sacks are second on the Giants to Thibodeaux’s 11.5. Lawrence has totaled 52 tackles (32 solo), seven tackles for lost yardage, and two passes defensed. He has done this despite missing one game and playing limited snaps in three others due to a hamstring injury.

Before the season the Giants signed Lawrence to a four-year, $90 million contract with $46.5 million fully guaranteed.

Running back Saquon Barkley was named a second alternate. Second-year edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux is a third alternate.

For the second straight year, the NFL will not hold a Pro Bowl game. It has been replaced by a weeklong skills competition and flag football game and renamed “The Pro Bowl Games,” featuring AFC and NFC players showcasing their football and non-football skills over several days in Orlando, Fla.