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Two Eagles Named to AP's First-Team All-Pro List

Updated: May 2, 2019

Today the Associated Press released their list of All-Pro selections throughout the NFL. The Eagles had two players named as among the best at their positions - center Jason Kelce and defensive tackle Fletcher Cox.

This is the first time making All-Pro first-team for Cox. He previously made the All-Pro second-team three times in his career. Cox is the first Eagles defensive lineman to make the All-Pro team since Hugh Douglas in 2000. It's a known commodity at this point that the only defensive tackle better than Cox in the NFL is Aaron Donald.

This is the second-consecutive All-Pro nod for Kelce. He's the first Eagle to be named to back-to-back All-Pro teams since Clyde Simmons in 1991 and 1992. Even without being named to the Pro Bowl, Kelce is still considered to be the best center in the entire NFL.

There were a few obvious snubs for the Eagles. Among the players not listed, Zach Ertz, Lane Johnson and Malcolm Jenkins are the most egregious misses. A case could also be made for Brandon Brooks, but with the Cowboys and Zach Martin constantly getting media attention, it was obvious he would be the selection over Brooks.

Regardless of these selections, Eagles players won't be paying much attention to this announcement with their playoff game around the corner. The ones that got snubbed can use it as motivation in their game against the Bears and prove to the Associated Presswhy they deserved the nominations instead.

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