Bears' Leno, Whitehair Added To Pro Bowl Roster

Eight Bears players have now received Pro Bowl honors.

Chris Emma
January 22, 2019 - 9:40 am

(670 The Score) A day after Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was added to the Pro Bowl roster, two key members of his offensive line have been honored as well.

Tackle Charles Leno Jr. and center Cody Whitehair have been selected to participate in the Pro Bowl, replacing Saints tackle Terron Armstead and Saints center Max Unger. Trubisky on Monday was tabbed to replace Rams quarterback Jared Goff after Los Angeles advanced to the Super Bowl. 

Leno, 27, was a seventh-round pick in 2014 and has started 70 regular-season games for the Bears, including 61 consecutive games at left tackle.

Whitehair, 26, was a second-round pick in 2016 and has started all 48 games since he entered the league. The duo helped lead a solid Bears offensive line that allowed 33 sacks, tied for the third-fewest in the NFL.

Eight Bears have now received Pro Bowl honors, tied for the third-most in franchise history and marking the most since the 2006 season. Seven of those Bears are in line to play in the showcase. Cornerback Kyle Fuller, defensive lineman Akiem Hicks, safety Eddie Jackson and running back/returner Tarik Cohen were among those initially chosen before Trubisky, Leno and Whitehair were added as replacements. Outside linebacker Khalil Mack was also initially selected but won't play in the game due to a knee sprain.

The Pro Bowl is set for 2 p.m. Sunday from Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.​​