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2015 NFL Pro Bowl rosters: Buffalo Bills send three defensive linemen

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Just as they did in 2013, the Buffalo Bills are sending three players to the Pro Bowl - the same three players, in fact, and they're all defensive linemen.

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The Buffalo Bills are sending three players to the 2015 Pro Bowl, and it should surprise no one that all three are defensive linemen. Mario Williams, Marcell Dareus, and Kyle Williams are all part of the NFL's all-star game.

It's the fourth Pro Bowl nod for Mario Williams, and his second straight in a Bills uniform. With 13.5 sacks this season, he's a half-sack shy of his career high, and currently leads a Bills team that leads the league with 50 quarterback takedowns.

Kyle Williams is also participating in his fourth Pro Bowl, with the 2015 game being his third straight. His 5.5 sacks are the third-highest total of his excellent career, and he also recorded the first interception of his career in a Week 1 win over Chicago.

As for Dareus, he'll be playing in his second Pro Bowl, after making the game for the first time in 2013. (Or, at least, he will if a knee injury suffered this past Sunday doesn't prevent him from doing so.) The fourth-year pro out of Alabama is the Bills' best run defender, and also set a career high with 10 sacks this season.

As for defensive end Jerry Hughes, the fourth member of the Bills' well-regarded defensive line with 9.5 sacks this season, he did not make the cut. He had an uphill climb, anyway, and was beaten out for the Pro Bowl by the likes of J.J. Watt, DeMarcus Ware, Cameron Wake, Robert Quinn, and Calais Campbell.