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Damon Harrison and Landon Collins named to PFWA All-NFL Team

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Professional Football Writers of America voted Landon Collins and Damon Harrison to the 2016 All-NFL Team:

The accolades keep coming for the job the Giants' defense did this season.


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The Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) voted safety Landon Collins and defensive tackle Damon Harrison to its 2016 All-NFL Team. They were among the 13 players selected for the first time – 11 were repeat – while the Giants were one of seven teams with multiple selections. The Cowboys and Chiefs each placed a league-high four players.

Earlier this month, Collins and Harrison were both named to the Associated Press 2016 NFL All-Pro Team after standout campaigns on the No. 2 scoring defense in the league. 

Collins, whom the Giants traded up to select with the first pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, led the Giants for the second time in as many seasons with 125 tackles, a franchise record for a safety. In 2016, Collins was twice named NFC Defensive Player of the Week as well as the conference's Defensive Player of the Month for November. He also became the only player in NFL history to have at least 100 solo tackles, 2.0 sacks, five interceptions, and 12 passes defensed in a season.

Up front, Harrison led all defense linemen with 86 tackles after the former Jet signed with the Giants over the offseason. Big Blue went on to rank second in yards allowed per carry (3.6) and tied for third in rushing yards allowed per game (88.6).

The PFWA also announced the All-AFC and All-NFC Teams, and the Giants led all NFC clubs with five conference selections: Collins, Harrison, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., cornerback Janoris Jenkins, and special teamer Dwayne Harris. The Cowboys and Falcons, who earned the top two seeds in the NFC playoffs, had four apiece.

2016 PFWA ALL-NFL TEAM

Offense
QB – Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
RB – Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys; David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
WR – Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers; Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
TE – Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
C – Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys
G – Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys; Kelechi Osemele, Oakland Raiders
T – Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys; Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns

Defense
DE – Jadeveon Clowney, Houston Texans; Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders
DT – Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams; Damon Harrison, New York Giants
OLB – Vic Beasley, Atlanta Falcons; Von Miller, Denver Broncos
MLB – Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
CB – Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs; Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos
S – Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs; Landon Collins, New York Giants

Special Teams
PK – Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
P – Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams
KR – Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings
PR – Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
ST – Matthew Slater, New England Patriots

2016 PFWA ALL-NFC TEAM

Offense
QB – Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
RB – Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys; David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
WR – Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants; Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
TE – Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
C – Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys
G – T.J. Lang, Green Bay Packers; Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys
T – Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys; Trent Williams, Washington Redskins

Defense
DE – Cliff Avril, Seattle Seahawks; Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles
DT – Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams; Damon Harrison, New York Giants
OLB – Vic Beasley, Atlanta Falcons; Ryan Kerrigan, Washington Redskins
MLB – Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
CB – Janoris Jenkins, New York Giants; Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals
S – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Green Bay Packers; Landon Collins, New York Giants

Special Teams
PK – Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
P – Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams
KR – Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings
PR – Marcus Sherels, Minnesota Vikings
ST – Dwayne Harris, New York Giants

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