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Old 12-27-2011, 10:13 PM
 
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NFC special teamers included two 49ers: record-setting placekicker David Akers, and punter Andy Lee; Peterson; and Corey Graham of Chicago.

For the AFC, the Raiders’ Sebastian Janikowski is the placekicker, Shane Lechler the punter. The kick return specialist is Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown, and the special-teams player is Slater.

NFC starters will be Rodgers, Eagles RB LeSean McCoy, Packers FB John Kuhn, Graham, Panthers C Ryan Kalil, Saints guards Jahri Evans and Carl Nicks, Eagles tackle Jason Peters and Staley, Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald and Lions WR Calvin Johnson on offense.

On defense, it will be Vikings DE Jared Allen and Eagles DE Jason Babin, Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff and Smith, Packers OLB Clay Matthews and Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware, ILB Willis, Packers CB Charles Woodson and Rogers, Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson.

AFC starters will be Brady, Ravens RB Ray Rice and FB Vonta Leach, Gronkowski, Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey, Mankins and Waters at guard, Browns tackles Joe Thomas and Dolphins tackle Jake Long, Welker and Steelers WR Mike Wallace.

On defense, it will be Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil replacing Carter, Colts DE Dwight Freeney, Wilfork and Ravens DT Haloti Ngata, Miller and Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs, Lewis, Jets CB Darrelle Revis and Broncos CB Champ Bailey, Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and Ravens safety Ed Reed.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:21 PM
 
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I haven't seen a list of back-ups to post. Remember this year is different. No players from SB teams will be in it so you will see some alternates.

EDIT: Here is a link to the complete selections and a team by team listing.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/po...ro-bowl-roster
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:16 AM
 
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49ers send 8 players in the Pro-Bowl, the most out of any team in the NFC and tied with pats in the AFC.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:56 AM
 
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I don't know if he'd go as a running back,
a kick returner or a receiver, but I think
Darren Sproles oughtta be there.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Pro Bowl selections are nice, I guess, who even watches the game??? Packers have 7, they don't need the most, doesn't really mean much to me.

I'm more interested in players not going, which they mean they have a Super Bowl to play!
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Pro Bowl selections are nice, I guess, who even watches the game??? Packers have 7, they don't need the most, doesn't really mean much to me.

I'm more interested in players not going, which they mean they have a Super Bowl to play!
I stopped watching the Pro Bowl about 25 years ago. Between the fan vote, the softened defensive rules, and all the players that skip the game it's more of a popularity contest than a true all-star game.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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I stopped watching the Pro Bowl about 25 years ago. Between the fan vote, the softened defensive rules, and all the players that skip the game it's more of a popularity contest than a true all-star game.
It is by far the worst of the major sports. But really, what can they do? Way too much risk for injury to actually play the game.

Personally I would be fine if they replaced it with a skills competition.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:30 PM
 
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I remember years ago they had a show where they threw, did tire drills, climbed walls, it was a hoot! I'm not sure if it was in conjunction with the ProBowl, or separate but it was great fun to watch. I remember watching Brett Favre and John Elway participate.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:09 PM
 
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I remember years ago they had a show where they threw, did tire drills, climbed walls, it was a hoot! I'm not sure if it was in conjunction with the ProBowl, or separate but it was great fun to watch. I remember watching Brett Favre and John Elway participate.
I found this old article. Apparently 2007 was the last time they had it.

Posted by Mike Florio on February 8, 2009, 12:36 PM EST
Several readers have asked us via e-mail whether the NFL has ditched the Skills Competition typically held in conjunction with the Pro Bowl.
Frankly, we hadn’t noticed because we don’t pay much attention to the Pro Bowl.
Since some of you apparently pay some attention to the Pro Bowl, we had to look into it.
As it turns out, the Skills Competition was last held in 2007. According to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, a “[c]ombination of factors led us to discontinue, including logistics such as the field we conducted it on at the players’ hotel no longer exists.” (Aiello explained that the hotel has taken the field back for other uses.)
The league last conducted a rookie flag football game on the beach in Hawaii in 1999. That was the year Patriots running back Robert Andrews Edwards shredded his knee so badly that, at one point, amputation of his foot was a possibility.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Wow, thanks, at least I know I'm not totally making up stories!
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