BOLTON, Ohio — A rookie kicker and veteran cornerback, Jeremy Langford and fellow rookie corner Antonio Cromartie have been named to the Pro Bowl for the first time this season.
Langford was named to his third Pro Bowl in his first season with the Bears and Cromarties second.
Both players were teammates with the Baltimore Ravens in 2012.
Both made a total of 12 Pro Bowls during their NFL careers.
Langford started his career with the Bengals before being traded to the Bears.
Cromartys career with Cleveland began with the Browns before he was traded to Pittsburgh.
Lanier and Cromarty have made their Pro Bowl debuts in each of the first three seasons.
They are the only rookie defensive players to make it in the last four years.
The Bears and the Steelers both went with three rookies in the first four years of the league.
The Bears are now 1-1 against NFC North opponents, including losses to NFC West teams, including the Vikings and Giants.
The Steelers are 0-2 against NFC West opponents, with losses to the Cowboys and Packers.
The Bucs are 1-2 vs. NFC West rivals, including defeats to the Cardinals and Falcons.
Logan Ryan contributed to this report.