Orchard Park, N.Y. (WGR 550) - After a career year for Buffalo Bills linebacker Matt Milano, which he was named an AP First-Team All-Pro for the first time, the veteran is now heading to the Pro Bowl Games as a replacement for Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt.
This is the first time Milano will take part in Pro Bowl festivities in his six-year career with the Bills. Watt was unable to take part in this year's Pro Bowl Games due to an injury.
Milano finished the 2022 season in Buffalo with 99 total tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, three interceptions and one defensive touchdown. The 28-year-old also had a huge postseason with 20 tackles, four tackles for loss and three sacks two games.
Milano also earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for Buffalo's Week 11 win over the Cleveland Browns. He recorded 12 tackles, a sack, three tackles for loss and a fumble recovery in that game.
Milano is the fifth Bills player to be named to the 2023 Pro Bowl Games this season, joining quarterback Josh Allen, wide receiver Stefon Diggs, center Mitch Morse, and safety Jordan Poyer.
Festivities get started next weekend on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. EST from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.