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Steelers FS Minkah Fitzpatrick Leads Pro Bowl Votes; Harris, Heyward, Johnson Watt Out of Top 10



Steelers FS Minkah Fitzpatrick

Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick continues to lead all free safeties in votes for the 2023 NFL Pro Bowl Games, according to a league release on Wednesday.

Fitzpatrick has 87,131 votes, more than any other free safety. Tyrann Mathieu of the New Orleans Saints leads the NFC with 44,674 votes.

Fitzpatrick has been to the Pro Bowl twice, after the 2019 and 2020 season. This season, he has 62 tackles and eight passes defended in 10 games. He has four interceptions, one he returned for a touchdown, and another one that he could have returned for a touchdown on Sunday, but decided to take the sure win over the Atlanta Falcons instead.

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No other Steelers player leads the voting at their position. Alex Highsmith is fourth among AFC edge rushers behind leader Matthew Judon of the New England Patriots. Fullback Derek Watt and tight end Pat Freiermuth are sixth in the conference. 

The Steelers had four players voted to the 2021 Pro Bowl, running back Najee Harris, wide receiver Diontae Johnson, outside linebacker T.J. Watt and defensive tackle Cameron Heyward. None of those players are in the top 10 of voting at their position this season.

This season’s Pro Bowl will not have the traditional All-Star game, but instead a series of contests throughout the week, culminating with a non-contact flag football game. The games will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas the week before Super Bowl LVII, which will be held in Glendale, Arizona on Feb. 12.

The flag football game will be held on Feb. 5 and broadcast on ABC and ESPN.