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January 19, 2010
Condo to join Lechler, Asomugha at Pro Bowl

Raiders long snapper Jon Condo has been added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster as a "need" player for the NFL's All-Star game on Jan. 31 in South Florida, meaning someone got hurt or begged out, or both.

No matter, Condo will join cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and a familiar foot in punter Shane Lechler, giving the Raiders three Pro Bowlers for the first time since their Super Bowl season of 2002. Not bad for a 5-11 outfit.

Plus, tight end Zach Miller and defensive lineman Richard Seymour might get calls as alternates. Because the NFL moved the date of the Pro Bowl to the week before the Super Bowl, at the game's site, Pro Bowlers playing in the title game will not appear in said Pro Bowl.

That means the chances for Seymour and Miller, a second alternate who'd need someone else tapping out, hinge upon Indianapolis beating the New York Jets in the AFC championship game Sunday as Colts defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis would be out, as would tight end Dallas Clark.

And by the way, after his three misses in the Chargers' 17-14 loss to the Jets last weekend, San Diego place kicker Nate Kaeding should vacate his spot for Sebastian Janikowski. Alas, SeaBass was not even named an alternate...

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Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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