Tackle David Diehl and guard Chris Snee, first alternates to the Pro Bowl squad, will be going now that Minnesota and New Orleans have advanced to the championship game.
Both teams put linemen on the Pro Bowl squad, and since the game is being played during the idle week before the Super Bowl, there are guaranteed to be two openings. It's just a question of whether Diehl replaces the Vikings' Bryant McKinnie or the Saints' Jon Stinchcombe, and whether Snee replaces Minnesota's Steve Hutchinson or New Orleans' Jahari Evans.
Diehl and Snee will join Shaun O'Hara, the only Giant to make the roster in the original balloting. And wide receiver Steve Smith could join them if the Vikings' Sidney Rice has to absent himself. That would make him the first Giants wide receiver to go since Homer Jones in 1968.
Kind of an odd situation with the O-linemen. That unit had a decidedly off-year, and yet they'll now have three members going.
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