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Walsh melded with vets for Pro Bowl success

Blair Walsh (Bob Levey/Getty)

Rookie kicker Blair Walsh came to a veteran special teams unit and fit in quickly, but the extent of his early success has surprised him.

In the NFL, the Pro Bowl is one of the honors that players strive to achieve. More times than not, it's a case of name recognition that gets players voted in. At positions like offensive and defensive line, it's not unusual to see the same players named to the Pro Bowl teams year after year after year. To break through takes time and isn't easy. Just ask former Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell...

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