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Revis, Mangold earn first-team All-Pro honors

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Darrelle Revis already has forgotten what some people perceived as a snub. Instead, he's moving on to what he hopes will be bigger opportunities for him and the Jets.

"When you work hard, accolades come," the cornerback said Thursday, two days after he finished second to Green Bay cornerback Charles Woodson for the AP Defensive Player of the Year award.

Well, one just did.

Revis and center Nick Mangold were named to the NFL's All-Pro first team Thursday. Linebacker David Harris was named to the second team.

On Tuesday, Woodson received 28 of the 50 votes cast by the media; Revis received 14 votes. But he earned 48 out of 50 votes to earn a spot on the All-Pro team for the first time in his three-year career.

Mangold, who is in his fourth season, said he learned the news via a text message from either his wife or agent Thursday morning.

"It really does [take you by surprise]," he said. "There's a bunch of great centers in the league. To be thought of on first team is humbling."

A Newsday reporter told Harris, the leading tackler on the Jets' top-ranked defense, that he made the second team.

"I'm very appreciative of it, but I wouldn't have reached that without my teammates, the D-line keeping blockers off of me through the whole season," he said. "A lot of times, they don't get the credit they deserve. They do all the nasty work in front of me so me and Bart [Scott] can roam free."

Like Revis, Harris said he doesn't think about the recognition being overdue.

"I don't worry about that," he said. "I just try to let my play do the talking for me. The thing I worry about is getting the respect of my teammates and my peers on the field. There's no better feeling than that. I just try to do my job the best I can and let everything else happen on its own."

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