Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase expressed at the end of the season that he believed he would be sufficiently recovered to participate in the Pro Bowl, and it seems that this expectation is now confirmed.

On Tuesday, the NFL revealed the finalized rosters for the 2024 Pro Bowl Games, comprising the AFC and NFC teams. The two Bengals players initially included in the lists through fan votes, Chase and defensive end Trey Hendrickson, are still set to take part.

Both players will join several of the league’s top talents at the Pro Bowl Games in Orlando this week. The event encompasses Pro Bowl Skills competitions and culminates in an AFC versus NFC game at Camping World Stadium on Sunday, broadcast from 3-6 p.m. on ESPN, ABC, Disney XD, ESPN+, and ESPN Deportes.

Chase, in his third year, led the Bengals in receptions (100), receiving yards (1216), and receiving TDs (seven), despite contending with injuries during the season, including a separated shoulder that impacted his performance in the final two games. He mentioned earlier in the month that he wouldn’t require surgery in the offseason and expressed his desire to participate in the Pro Bowl if deemed healthy.

Hendrickson concluded the season with 17.5 sacks, tied for the second-most in the league, surpassed only by T.J. Watt’s total of 19. The seventh-year veteran also achieved the second-most sacks in a single season in Bengals history, following defensive end Coy Bacon’s 22 in 1976, according to Cincinnati records. Hendrickson ranks among the league’s premier pass rushers with 53 sacks since the beginning of the 2020 regular season.

This marks the third consecutive Pro Bowl selection for both Chase and Hendrickson. Notably, 27 players participating in the Pro Bowl Games were not initially named to the roster, including 14 replacements from the two teams in Super Bowl LVIII, the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. Others were excused due to injuries or personal decisions not to play.

Bengals running back Joe Mixon, initially named a first alternate, and left tackle Orlando Brown Jr., a third alternate, were not added to the final roster. The AFC team will be coached by head coach Peyton Manning, defensive coordinator Ray Lewis, and offensive coordinator Wes Welker, while the NFC will be led by head coach Eli Manning, offensive coordinator Keenan McCardell, and defensive coordinator Demarcus Ware.

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