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Tom Brady, four other Patriots make Pro Bowl squad

Tom Brady, photographed during Patriots practice at Gillette Stadium Tuesday, was a Pro Bowl selection, along with four other Patriots players.
Tom Brady, photographed during Patriots practice at Gillette Stadium Tuesday, was a Pro Bowl selection, along with four other Patriots players.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Five Patriots have been selected to the 2015 Pro Bowl.

Quarterback Tom Brady, kicker Stephen Gostkowski, tight end Rob Gronkowski, cornerback Darrelle Revis, and wide receiver Matthew Slater (special teams) were picked for the game.

Brady was named to the Pro Bowl for a franchise record 10th time in his 15-year career. He moved ahead of Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Famer John Hannah, a nine-time selection.

Gostkowski, who has an NFL-leading 147 points, was named to the Pro Bowl for the third time in his career and for the second straight season.

Gronkowski was named for the third time after being selected in 2011 and 2012. He has 1,124 yards on 82 receptions with 12 touchdowns and became the first tight end in NFL history with four seasons of 10 or more touchdowns.

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Revis was named to his sixth Pro Bowl in the last seven seasons. He was previously voted to the game following the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 seasons.

Slater earned his fourth consecutive selection as a special teams specialist.

The AFC West champion Broncos led the NFL with nine players selected, including quarterback Peyton Manning for the 14th time. The NFC East champion Cowboys were second with six picks.

Quarterback Peyton Manning was picked for the 14th time. Joining Manning from the Broncos will be Ryan Clady, Chris Harris, Von Miller, Aqib Talib, Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, T.J. Ward and DeMarcus Ware. Denver also led the league with five defensive players selected.

The NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys were second with six selections for the Jan. 25 game in Glendale, Arizona, site of the Super Bowl.

Tony Romo will be going for the fourth time. Dez Bryant, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, DeMarco Murray and Tyron Smith were also honored.

Dallas led the NFL with six offensive players chosen.

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Other notable players selected included Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers (fourth), and Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger (third).

Roethlisberger’s teammate, wide receiver Antonio Brown, was picked for the third time. Other receivers include Detroit’s Calvin Johnson and Atlanta’s Julio Jones.

Among the players earning first selections are wide receivers T.Y. Hilton of the Colts and Jordy Nelson of the Packers; Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell; and Eagles special teams star Darren Sproles.

Among the players not selected were Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, Packers running back Eddie Lacy, and Giants rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who has 1,120 yards.

In fact no members of the Giants were selected. Three other teams: the Vikings, Titans and Jaguars were also shut out.

For the second consecutive season, players will be selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and players.

Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin will serve as alumni team captains for their Pro Bowl teams.