Posted December 28, 2013

2014 Pro Bowl selections are announced

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Peyton Manning 2014 Pro Bowl rosters

Peyton Manning received 1,432,257 Pro Bowl votes from fans, more than any other player. (David J. Phillip, AP)

The NFL named its 2014 Pro Bowlers on Friday night, with the honorees chosen by a mix of votes from fans, fellow players and coaches. The actual rosters for the game (Jan. 26 in Hawaii) will not be determined until Jan. 22 due to a new format — the teams will be selected in a fantasy league-style draft. Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice are slated to serve as the captains.

Also, as we’ve seen in the past, many of the players originally selected for the game will withdraw for injury-related reasons or because they’re participating in the next week’s Super Bowl. (Any players whose teams make the Super Bowl are ineligible to play in the Pro Bowl.)

Until then, the players invited to attend this season’s Pro Bowl:

Quarterbacks

Tom Brady, Patriots
Drew Brees, Saints
Peyton Manning, Broncos
Cam Newton, Panthers
Philip Rivers, Chargers
Russell Wilson, Seahawks

Running backs

Jamaal Charles, Chiefs
Matt Forte, Bears
Frank Gore, 49ers
Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks
LeSean McCoy, Eagles
Adrian Peterson, Vikings

Wide receivers

Antonio Brown, Steelers
Dez Bryant, Cowboys
Josh Gordon, Browns
A.J. Green, Bengals
Andre Johnson, Texans
Calvin Johnson, Lions
Brandon Marshall, Bears
Demaryius Thomas, Broncos

Tight ends

Jordan Cameron, Browns
Vernon Davis, 49ers
Jimmy Graham, Saints
Julius Thomas, Broncos

Offensive tackles

Brandon Albert, Chiefs
Jason Peters, Eagles
Tyron Smith, Cowboys
Joe Staley, 49ers
Joe Thomas, Browns
Trent Williams, Redskins

Guards

Jahri Evans, Saints
Ben Grubbs, Saints
Mike Iupati, 49ers
Logan Mankins, Patriots
Louis Vasquez, Broncos
Marshal Yanda, Ravens

Centers

Ryan Kalil, Panthers
Alex Mack, Browns
Mike Pouncey, Dolphins
Max Unger, Seahawks

Fullbacks

Marcel Reece, Raiders
Mike Tolbert, Panthers

Defensive ends

Greg Hardy, Panthers
Cameron Jordan, Saints
Robert Quinn, Rams
Cameron Wake, Dolphins
J.J. Watt, Texans
Mario Williams, Bills

Defensive tackles

Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers
Haloti Ngata, Ravens
Dontari Poe, Chiefs
Justin Smith, 49ers
Ndamukong Suh, Lions
Kyle Williams, Bills

Outside linebackers

John Abraham, Cardinals
Ahmad Brooks, 49ers
Tamba Hali, Chiefs
Justin Houston, Chiefs
Robert Mathis, Colts
Terrell Suggs, Ravens

Inside linebackers

NaVarro Bowman, 49ers
Vontaze Burfict, Bengals
Luke Kuechly, Panthers
Patrick Willis, 49ers

Cornerbacks

Brandon Flowers, Chiefs
Brent Grimes, Dolphins
Joe Haden, Browns
Patrick Peterson, Cardinals
Darrelle Revis, Buccaneers
Richard Sherman, Seahawks
Aqib Talib, Patriots
Alterraun Verner, Titans

Free safeties

Jairus Byrd, Bills
Earl Thomas, Seahawks
Eric Weddle, Chargers

Strong safeties

Eric Berry, Chiefs
Kam Chancellor, Seahawks
Troy Polamalu, Steelers

Punters

Brandon Fields, Dolphins
Johnny Hekker, Rams

Kickers

Matt Prater, Broncos
Justin Tucker, Ravens

Punt returner

Dexter McCluster, Chiefs

Special teamers

Justin Bethel, Cardinals
Matthew Slater, Patriots

30 comments
mayo18
mayo18

Why is Pierre garcon not in The. Pro bowl

thomasoverley
thomasoverley

its become who is known not who had the best season 

entprof
entprof

Still looks more like a reputation based selection process than selection based on this season's accomplishments.

Nathan16
Nathan16

Isn't Burfict an outside linebacker? He's a much better choice that Aldon Smith or John Abraham as they are both pass rushers (Smith only played 10 games and Abraham was a situational player) and last I cared to watch a Pro Bowl (I was in elementary school), teams had to play 4-3 and couldn't blitz. 

JoyWells
JoyWells

Weddle Vs Rolle

Flowers Vs Hall

Revis Vs Munnerlyn

Willis Vs Dansby

Bowman Vs David

Brooks Vs Orakpo

Ngata Vs Casey

Suh Vs Dareus

Smith Vs Hatcher

Wake Vs Wilkerson

Gore Vs Moreno

Grubbs Vs Warford

Yanda Vs Mathis

Williams Vs Bushrod

Thomas Vs Sitton

Johnson Vs Jackson

Brady Vs Luck

BarrySoetoro
BarrySoetoro

Of course Riley Cooper didn't make it---PC at its fineness.

espnrefugee0218
espnrefugee0218

i wasnt sure if revis played this year...and every time I saw aquib talib he was getting beat but whatever the pro bowl is awful id rather watch a cricket match 

Bigdog12
Bigdog12

hahahahah Chiefs finally  won something  lol 

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Washington had an offensive lineman make the Pro Bowl?? That's a hoot.

BosephHeyden
BosephHeyden

Good to see this is still a popularity contest and not so much "best players at each position".  This is why no one watches the Pro Bowl.

FredFlintsone
FredFlintsone

Troy Polamanu? They must be thinking 2004 or the hair

KidHorn
KidHorn

Alfred Morris didn't make it? Doing what he did with the god awful skins offensive line? He's clearly had a better year than Frank Gore. He's averaging half a yard per carry better than Gore.

DavidHarte
DavidHarte

Ridiculous that Revis was "honored" when he is a statue at the point, more absurd that Whittner was not.

Nathan16
Nathan16

@JoyWells Bowman plays inside and David is a weakside linebacker. Not a Niner fan in the least, but Bowman is the one linebacker from their team that should receive serious consideration. Bowman was much better this year then Willis. 


Smith is the real joke; he has 30 tackles in 10 games. Aldon sold out for sacks and missed everything else for his team this year. That said, Orakpo wasn't much better (4 tackles per game vs Aldon's 3 and fewer sacks per game .66 vs .85).

scp1957
scp1957

@BarrySoetoroRiley had a good year, but there's no way that he's a top-8 WR. Then again, there's also no way that Russell Wilson is a top-6 QB.

anon76
anon76

@NoQNoSuperBowl 


Washington was one of the top 5 rushing teams in the league, and the O-line actually was pretty good at keeping pressure off of their QB.


What gets me is that the Broncos and Seahawks have the same number of O-lineman on the list.  The Seahawks gave up pressure on the QB at the highest rate in the league, while the Broncos gave up the least pressures in the league on the 4th most passing snaps (lowest rate in the league by some margin).

Bronco RBs also have 225 more yards, 4 more TDs, 18 more first downs, and average 0.3 more yards per carry compared with their Seahawk counterparts.

scp1957
scp1957

@BosephHeydenWhich position? Schemes make them anything but interchangeable. Statistics lie. Considered opinion is often ill-considered. In short, there's NO SUCH THING AS AN OBJECTIVE OPINION in such matters. Not even yours, big fellow.

anon76
anon76

@Voiceover310 


Are you seriously questioning the season he had? For QBs with 300 or more attempts this season, he's 1st in yards/attempt, 1st in completion %, 2nd in passer rating, and 4th in yards/game.

With even an average defense the Chargers would have beaten the Texans, Titans, Redskins, and Dolphins, which would mean that they'd be challenging the Broncos for 1st seed in the AFC this weekend.  As much as i dislike Rivers, I don't blame him for his defense's deficiencies.

Lee6
Lee6

@DavidHarteWatch some football David. Revis is playing really well. Just because you hate a guy it doesn't mean he is bad. According to Pro Football Focus who rates every player in the league Revis is the top rated corner. You can argue about whether he is still the best or not but there should be no argument that he is a pro bowler.

LeeMichael1
LeeMichael1

@DavidHarteThe hit on Jackson tells me that Whitner is playing like you'd want a safety to play . . quick reaction and jar the ball loose . Half the penalties he gets are solid hits and nothing more . It's going to be the N.S.L. soon...........National Softfootball League .

Willmac7496
Willmac7496

@DavidHarte That's because "Hitner" criticized Goodell. What goes around comes around in the NFL...

scp1957
scp1957

@anon76@NoQNoSuperBowl Teams facing the Broncos game planned for Peyton Manning. Teams facing the Seahawks game planned for Marshawn Lynch. The difference between the two is all that one needs to put the greatness of Barry Sanders in context. 

FYI, Barry faced 8-in-the-box more often than not, INCLUDING third downs. Not infrequently, 9-in-the-box. It do make a difference. Degree of difficulty doesn't only count in gymnastics and high diving.

DavidOliver1
DavidOliver1

@anon76@NoQNoSuperBowl 

Let's be real, the Skins OL sucked really bad except for Trent...and he had a good enough year to make the pro bowl.  Not sure how Alfred Morris does not make the list, but we saw that last year as well.