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2015 Pro Bowl voting: Dolphins among leaders at three positions

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The Miami Dolphins may not have one of the top vote recipients in the latest NFL Pro Bowl balloting update, but they do have three players among the leaders at their respective positions.

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The NFL yesterday released an updated 2015 Pro Bowl vote total, highlighting the top overall vote recipients through Week 11 of the regular season, as well as the current standings for each position group. While the Miami Dolphins may not have Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck, Tom Brady, or DeMarco Murray, the current top five overall vote-getters, they are represented in the positional breakdowns.

On the offensive side of the ball, guard Mike Pouncey is currently eighth at the position. That is despite missing the first four games of the season after having hip surgery in the offseason and playing out of his normal center position. Vote totals are not included in the positional rankings, but he is currently behind Zack Martin of the Dallas Cowboys, Josh Sitton from the Green Bay Packers, Orlando Franklin from the Denver Broncos, the Packers' T.J. Lang, Ronald Leary from the Cowboys, and the Pittsburgh Steelers' David DeCastro.

On defense, perennial Pro Bowler Cameron Wake is currently third in the voting, behind just J.J. Watt from the Houston Texans and DeMarcus Ware from the Denver Broncos. Cornerback Brent Grimes is currently seventh at his position, trailing New England Patriots corner Darrelle Revis, Aqib Talib from the Denver Broncos, Kyle Fuller of the Chicago Bears, the Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman, Leodis McKelvin from the Buffalo Bills, and Patrick Peterson from the Arizona Cardinals.

A couple of Dolphins players who should be in Pro Bowl consideration, even though they are currently not getting the votes from the public, include defensive end Olivier Vernon (28 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles) and wide receiver/returner Jarvis Landry (third in the league in kickoff return average). I was a little surprised Branden Albert, who made his first Pro Bowl last year as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, was not in the top tackle vote-getters, but he is injured and out for the year, so he may have been removed and cannot play in the game either way.

If you would like to vote for the Pro Bowl, click the link. Remember, this is the second year where the Pro Bowl is "unconferenced," meaning it is not AFC versus NFC as in previous years, but instead will be an open pool of players picked to their teams by Hall of Fame wide receivers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin.

Editor's note: The original version of this article included safety Reshad Jones as a player who should receive consideration in voting. Jones cannot receive votes due to his suspension to start the season.