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Kuechly leads Pro Bowl voting; Newton, Davis not in top 10

Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly remains the leading vote-getter among inside linebackers after the second round of Pro Bowl fan balloting, which was announced Wednesday.

Kuechly, the reigning NFL defensive player of the year, is tied with Tampa Bay's Lavonte David for the league lead in tackles with 116.

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, who has never been to a Pro Bowl, is currently fifth in the fan balloting, which makes up a third of the voting. The players and coaches comprise the remaining two-thirds.

Four tight ends will go to the Pro Bowl, which will be in Phoenix the week before the Super Bowl is there.

New England's Rob Gronkowski leads the voting among tight ends, followed by Denver's Julius Thomas, New Orleans' Jimmy Graham and San Diego's Antonio Gates.

Quarterback Cam Newton, who has been to two Pro Bowls, is not ranked among the top 10 at his position. Newton, who has thrown for has 12 touchdowns and interceptions, is behind the likes of Cleveland's Brian Hoyer, who is 10th in the voting.

Outside linebacker Thomas Davis, who also is looking for his first Pro Bowl berth, is not in the top 10 at his position, either.

The only two Panthers' players in the top 10 in the fan balloting are center Ryan Kalil (7th) and cornerback Antoine Cason (8th).

Kalil has been to four Pro Bowls. Cason, who is tied for the league lead with four forced fumbles, has never been selected.

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