Three Bills D-linemen earn PFWA honors

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Buffalo Bills defensive linemates Mario Williams and Marcell Dareus have earned All-NFL honors from the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA), while Kyle Williams has been named to the All-AFC team, the PFWA announced on Monday.

The Dallas Cowboys placed a league-high four players – wide receiver Dez Bryant, center Travis Frederick, running back DeMarco Murray and tackle Tyron Smith – on the 2014 All-NFL team, chosen in voting.

The New England Patriots were second with three All-NFL selections, and five clubs – the Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle – each had two players on the All-NFL team. In all, 17 clubs are represented among the 27 players honored by the PFWA.

The PFWA also announced the All-AFC and All-NFC teams. The Patriots led all AFC teams with five All-AFC selections, while Baltimore, Buffalo and Denver had three each. The Cowboys led all NFC clubs with six All-NFC selections, while the Eagles had four All-NFC honorees.

2014 PFWA ALL-NFL TEAM

Offense

QB – Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

RB – Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers; DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys

WR – Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers ; Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

TE – Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots

C – Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys

G – Josh Sitton, Green Bay Packers; Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens

T – Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys; Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns*

Defense

DE – Mario Williams, Buffalo Bills; J.J. Watt, Houston Texans#

DT – Marcell Dareus, Buffalo Bills; Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions*

OLB – Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs; Von Miller, Denver Broncos

MLB – Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers*

CB – Darrelle Revis, New England Patriots; Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks#

S –Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks#: Eric Weddle, San Diego Chargers

Special Teams

PK – Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts

P – Pat McAfee, Indianapolis Colts

KR – Adam Jones, Cincinnati Bengals

PR – Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles

ST – Matthew Slater, New England Patriots

    • repeat selection from 2013

- consecutive selections in 2012, 2013 and 2014

2014 PFWA ALL-AFC TEAM

Offense

QB – Tom Brady, New England Patriots

RB – Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers; Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens

WR – Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers*; Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

TE – Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots

C – Nick Mangold, New York Jets

G – Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns; Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens

T –Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns*; Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati Bengals

Defense

DE –J.J. Watt, Houston Texans*; Mario Williams, Buffalo Bills

DT – Marcell Dareus, Buffalo Bills; Kyle Williams, Buffalo Bills

OLB – Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs*; Von Miller, Denver Broncos

ILB – C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens

CB – Chris Harris Jr., Denver Broncos; Darrelle Revis, New England Patriots

S – Devin McCourty, New England Patriots; Eric Weddle, San Diego Chargers*

Special Teams

PK – Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts

P – Pat McAfee, Indianapolis Colts

KR – Adam Jones, Cincinnati Bengals

PR – DeAnthony Thomas, Kansas City Chiefs

ST – Matthew Slater, New England Patriots*

    • repeat selection from 2013

2014 PFWA ALL-NFC TEAM

Photos of Bills pass rushers sacking and pressuring opposing QBs during the 2014 season.

Offense

QB – Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

RB – Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks; DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys

WR – Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys; Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers

TE – Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers

C – Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys

G – Zach Martin, Dallas Cowboys; Josh Sitton, Green Bay Packers*

T – Jason Peters, Philadelphia Eagles*; Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys

Defense

DE – Calais Campbell, Arizona Cardinals; Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles

DT – Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions

OLB – Connor Barwin, Philadelphia Eagles; DeAndre Levy, Detroit Lions

MLB – Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers*

CB –Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks*; Desmond Trufant, Atlanta Falcons

S – Glover Quin, Detroit Lions; Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks*

Special Teams

PK – Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys

P – Johnny Hekker, St. Louis Rams*

KR – Devin Hester, Atlanta Falcons

PR – Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles

ST – Justin Bethel, Arizona Cardinals*

    • repeat selection from 2013

ABOUT THE PFWA: The Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) is the official voice of pro football writers, promoting and fighting for access to NFL personnel to best serve the public. The PFWA is made up of accredited writers who cover the NFL and the 32 teams on a daily basis. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter, who covers the Atlanta Falcons, is the organization's president for 2013-15, while ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold, who covers the Denver Broncos, is the PFWA's first vice-president and long-time national writer Dan Pompei is the organization's second vice-president.

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