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Saturday, January 15, 2022 1:00 am

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Colts' RB unanimous All-Pro selection

Associated Press

NEW YORK – Five players, including Colts running back Jonathan Taylor and pass catchers Cooper Kupp and Davante Adams, are unanimous choices for the Associated Press 2021 NFL All-Pro Team.

Joining the Taylor, the Rams' Kupp and the Packers' Adams in receiving votes Friday from all 50 members of a nationwide panel of media members are Steelers pass rusher T.J. Watt and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald.

Donald, the three-time Defensive Player of the Year, makes the team for the seventh time. Watt is on it for a third time after tying the NFL record for sacks with 221/2.

Adams makes it for the second time. The other two are newcomers. Kupp led the NFL in receptions (145), yards receiving (1,947) and TD catches (16). Taylor was the top rusher with 1,811 yards and he scored 20 touchdowns.

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is on for the fourth time, as is Philadelphia center Jason Kelce. One better than them – Dallas guard Zack Martin and Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker. Three-time All-Pros are Colts linebacker Darius Leonard, Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey and Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward. Double All-Pros are Browns edge rusher Myles Garrett and Titans safety Kevin Byard.

The other 14 All-Pros are making their debuts: 49ers tackle Trent Williams, Ravens tight end Mark Andrews, Buccaneers tackle Tristan Wirfs, Browns guard Joel Bitonio and 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel.

On defense: Linebackers Micah Parsons of Dallas – the only rookie – and Green Bay's De'Vondre Campbell; Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs; Bills safety Jordan Poyer; and five special teamers – Las Vegas punter A.J. Cole, Jets kick returner Braxton Berrios, Ravens punt returner Devin Duvernay, Saints special teams ace J.T Gray and Colts long snapper Luke Rhodes.

Chiefs RB out

The Chiefs will be without Clyde Edwards-Helaire (collarbone) for their wild-card playoff game against the Steelers on Sunday. Darrel Williams will start in his place.

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