JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Fred Taylor is no longer the best NFL
player to never make the Pro Bowl.
The Jacksonville running back has been added to the AFC roster
as a replacement for Pittsburgh's Willie Parker. Parker broke a
bone in his right leg last month.
Taylor finished fourth in balloting last month and was made the
first alternate. He initially thought he missed out on a trip to
Hawaii for the 10th consecutive season. But then Parker injured his
leg two days after rosters were announced.
Taylor ranks 17th on the NFL's all-time rushing list and had
been the only player in the top 49 to never make it to Honolulu.
He ran for 1,202 yards this season and averaged a career-best
5.4 yards per carry.
Taylor also had two of the four longest runs in the league this