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Saints News, 12/23/15: Drew Brees, Entire Saints Roster Shut out of Pro Bowl

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From Mike Triplett: No New Orleans Saints players were selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time since 2007, which isn’t a huge surprise since they’re 5-9 and one loss away from their worst record in a decade.

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