clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

NFL Midseason All-Pro Team: Pro Football Weekly names two Patriots

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and defensive end Vince Wilfork were named to the Pro Football Weekly Midseason All-Pro Team.

Jamie McDonald

Two New England Patriots were named to the Pro Football Weekly Midseason All-Pro Team on Tuesday. Tight end Rob Gronkowski and defensive end Vince Wilfork both earned the honors.

Gronkowski has 43 receptions for 580 yards and seven touchdowns on the season. He leads all tight ends in yards and touchdowns. Gronk was named an All-Pro last season with 90 receptions for 1,327 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Wilfork has 22 tackles, three pass deflections, and three fumble recoveries this year. He has earned second-team All-Pro honors four times, in 2007 and 2009-2011.

Gronkwoski and Wilfork were two of four total AFC East players named to the Midseason All-Pro Team. Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey and Buffalo Bills punt returner Leodis McKelvin were both named to the team as well. Pro Football Weekly named four defensive linemen and four linebackers to this years team. They also eliminated the fullback position and added a third wide receiver.

The Patriots are 5-3 and currently lead the AFC East; they are on a bye this week.