Arizona Cardinals: Offensive Pro Bowl candidates

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Larry Fitzgerald, Wide Receiver

Nov 1, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) runs with the ball after a catch as Cleveland Browns strong safety Donte Whitner (31) defends during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Cardinals beat the Browns 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

After a down year in 2014, a resurgent Fitzgerald has been the most pleasant surprise for the Arizona Cardinals this season. Palmer and Fitzgerald have been one of the best QB-WR duos this season, and still half 8+ more games to go. Fitzgerald is tied for second in the league with touchdown receptions at 7, and is expected to have many more come January. Fitzgerald should make his fiirst return to the Pro Bowl roster since 2013.

Jared Veldheer, Tackle

Oct 5, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive end Quanterus Smith (93) rushes against Arizona Cardinals tackle Jared Veldheer (68) during the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Left tackle Jared Veldheer has done a tremendous job in keeping Carson Palmer on his feet. So far this season, Palmer has only been sacked 11 times, which is tied for 25th in the league. A majority of the team’s success is attributed to Palmer, however Veldheer is one of the leading catalysts for Palmer’s hot start to the first half of the season. While he had some troubles with penalties at the beginning of the season, Veldheer has become much more disciplined and has become the anchor on this dominant offensive line.