Jennings becomes ninth 49ers player selected to Pro Bowl

January 24, 2012, 5:25 am
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Long-snapper Brian Jennings, the longest-tenured 49ers player, has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster as a "need" player.Jennings, a 12-year veteran, will make his second career appearance in the Pro Bowl. He becomes the ninth 49ers player to be selected to play in this year's game, which is takes place Sunday in Honolulu.The eight 49ers players previously selected to the NFC roster are defensive backs Dashon Goldson and Carlos Rogers, defensive lineman Justin Smith, linebacker Patrick Willis, running back Frank Gore, tackle Joe Staley, kicker David Akers and punter Andy Lee.Coach Jim Harbaugh declined to identify the one 49ers Pro Bowl player who informed him he was not going to participate in the game. Gore told on Monday that he would travel to Hawaii but did not plan on playing in the game.Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers will coach the NFC team. Since the Pro Bowl was moved to the Sunday before the Super Bowl, the staffs of the division-round losers with the best records in the AFC and NFC are assigned to coach the annual all-star game.

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