NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey and cornerback Alterraun Verner received enough votes from a national media panel of 50 members to be named to the Associated Press 2013 NFL All-Pro Second Team.
|Jurrell Casey and Alterraun Verner were voted to the Associated Press 2013 NFL All-Pro Team.|
It is the first time either player has received the honor.
Casey, a third-year pro, led the Titans with 10.5 sacks in 15 games played and started. He missed the season finale because of a knee injury but nearly doubled the 5.5 sacks he had in his first two seasons combined.
Casey tied for 16th in the NFL in sacks and tied for second among defensive tackles. He recorded two sacks in games at Pittsburgh, at St. Louis and at Indianapolis and had 1.5 sacks against Arizona. He had a career-high 90 tackles (49 solo), and career-bests of 10 quarterback pressures and three pass deflections this season.
Verner, who received enough votes to be selected to his first Pro Bowl, led the Titans with a career-high five interceptions, tying for the AFC lead and tying for fifth in the NFL. Verner also had a career-high 26 passes defensed, nearly matching the 31 he had in his first three seasons.
The Associated Press 2013 NFL All-Pro Team as selected by a national panel of 50 media members:
Quarterback: Peyton Manning, Denver
Running Backs: LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia; Jamaal Charles, Kansas City
Fullback: Mike Tolbert, Carolina
Tight End: Jimmy Graham, New Orleans
Wide Receivers: Calvin Johnson, Detroit; Josh Gordon, Cleveland
Tackles: Joe Thomas, Cleveland; Jason Peters, Philadelphia
Guards: Louis Vasquez, Denver; Evan Mathis, Philadelphia
Center: Ryan Kalil, Carolina
Placekicker: Justin Tucker, Baltimore
Kick Returner: Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota
Ends: J.J. Watt, Houston; Robert Quinn, St. Louis
Tackles: Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay; Ndamukong Suh, Detroit
Outside Linebackers: Robert Mathis, Indianapolis; Lavonte David, Tampa Bay
Inside Linebackers: Luke Kuechly, Carolina; NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco
Cornerbacks: Richard Sherman, Seattle; Patrick Peterson, Arizona
Safeties: Earl Thomas, Seattle; Eric Berry, Kansas City
Punter: Johnny Hekker, St. Louis
Quarterback: None (Manning was unanimous, so no other QB received votes)
Running Backs: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota; Eddie Lacy, Green Bay
Fullback: Marcel Reece, Oakland
Tight End: Vernon Davis, San Francisco
Wide Receivers: A.J. Green, Cincinnati; Demaryius Thomas, Denver, and Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh
Tackles: Tyron Smith, Dallas; Joe Staley, San Francisco
Guards: Jahri Evans, New Orleans; Logan Mankins, New England, and Josh Sitton, Green Bay
Center: Alex Mack, Cleveland
Placekicker: Matt Prater, Denver
Kick Returner: Dexter McCluster, Kansas City
Ends: Mario Williams, Buffalo; Greg Hardy, Carolina
Tackles: Dontari Poe, Kansas City; Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, Jurrell Casey, Tennessee, and Justin Smith, San Francisco
Outside Linebackers: Tamba Hali, Kansas City; Ahmad Brooks, San Francisco
Inside Linebackers: Vontaze Burfict, Cincinnati; Karlos Dansby, Arizona
Cornerbacks: Aqib Talib, New England; Joe Haden, Cleveland, and Alterraun Verner, Tennessee
Safeties: Eric Weddle, San Diego; Kam Chancellor, Seattle, Jairus Byrd, Buffalo, T.J. Ward, Cleveland, Devin McCourty, New England, and Antrel Rolle, New York Giants
Punter: Brandon Fields, Miami