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Maxx Crosby and AJ Cole to represent Raiders at Pro Bowl

Jan 4, 2024, 8:36 AM

Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings and NFC looks to throw under pressure from Maxx Crosby #98...

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 05: Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings and NFC looks to throw under pressure from Maxx Crosby #98 of the Las Vegas Raiders and AFC during the 2023 NFL Pro Bowl Games at Allegiant Stadium on February 05, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Maxx Crosby and AJ Cole are set to represent the Las Vegas Raiders at the 2024 Pro Bowl.

This is Crosby’s third appearance in five seasons. With one game left in the 2023 season, the 26-year-old edge rusher has a career-high 13.5 sacks already. He has also recorded 88 tackles and 21 tackles for a loss, both one less than 2022’s numbers. And nine times this year, he’s played 100% of his team’s snaps.

“He is the only defensive lineman since 2000 to register 85-plus tackles and 20-plus tackles for loss in consecutive seasons (2022-23),” the Raiders noted in a press release. “He has also recorded three multi-sack games, tied for fifth-most in the league, and is just one of six defensive linemen to post 10-plus tackles in a single game in the NFL this season

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Cole is also returning to the Pro Bowl for the third time in his career. He currently ranks second in the NFL in net punting average at just under 45 yards and fourth in gross punting average at 50 yards.

“Cole has downed 33 punts inside the 20-yard line (46.5 percent), the fourth-best percentage this season, while his 14 punts of 60-plus yards rank third-most in the league,” the Raiders noted in a press release. “Cole’s 63.6 yard per punt average in Week 9 was the highest single-game punt average in NFL history (min. 4 punts).”

The NFL’s Pro Bowl returns to Orlando, after spending the last three years in Las Vegas.

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