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NFL Will Keep Pro Bowl In Orlando For Fourth Straight Year

Aug 7, 2019 10:28 AM

The NFL will keep the Pro Bowl in Orlando for the fourth straight year.

The Pro Bowl moved to Orlando for the 2016 season. The game was played in Honolulu at Aloha Stadium from 1979 through 2015, except the 2009 and 2014 seasons (played in Miami and Glendale, Arizona, respectively).

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2017 All-Pro Team: Rams Lead With Six Selections

Jan 5, 2018 2:19 PM

Antonio Brown was the only unanimous selection to The Associated Press 2017 NFL All-Pro Team.

The Los Angeles Rams led all teams with six selections.

The full AP 2017 NFL All-Pro Team:

First Team


Quarterback: Tom Brady, New England

Running Back: Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams

Flex: Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh

Tight End: Rob Gronkowski, New England

Wide Receivers: Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh; DeAndre Hopkins, Houston

Left Tackle: Andrew Whitworth, Los Angeles Rams

Right Tackle: Lane Johnson, Philadelphia

Left Guard: Andrew Norwell, Carolina

Right Guard: David DeCastro, Pittsburgh

Center: Jason Kelce, Philadelphia


Edge Rushers: Calais Campbell, Jacksonville; Cameron Jordan, New Orleans

Interior Linemen: Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams; Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh

Linebackers: Chandler Jones, Arizona; Luke Kuechly, Carolina; Bobby Wagner, Seattle

Cornerbacks: Jalen Ramsey, Jacksonville; Xavier Rhodes, Minnesota

Safeties: Kevin Byard, Tennessee; Harrison Smith, Minnesota

Defensive Back: Darius Slay, Detroit

Special Teams

Placekicker: Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams

Punter: Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams

Kick Returner: Pharoh Cooper, Los Angeles Rams

Punt Returner: Jamal Agnew, Detroit

Special Teamer: Budda Baker, Arizona

Second Team


Quarterback: Carson Wentz, Philadelphia

Running Back: Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh

Flex: Alvin Kamara, New Orleans

Tight End: Travis Kelce, Kansas City

Wide Receivers: Julio Jones, Atlanta; Adam Thielen, Minnesota

Left Tackle: David Bakhtiari, Green Bay

Right Tackle: Mitchell Schwartz, Kansas City, and Daryl Williams, Carolina

Left Guard: Rodger Saffold, Los Angeles Rams

Right Guard: Zack Martin, Dallas

Center: Alex Mack, Atlanta


Edge Rushers: Everson Griffen, Minnesota; Demarcus Lawrence, Dallas

Interior Linemen: Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia; Calais Campbell, Jacksonville

Linebackers: Von Miller, Denver; C.J. Mosley, Baltimore; Telvin Smith, Jacksonville

Cornerbacks: Casey Hayward, Los Angles Chargers; A.J. Bouye, Jacksonville

Safeties: Earl Thomas, Seattle; Micah Hyde, Buffalo

Defensive Back: Xavier Rhodes, Minnesota

Special Teams

Place kicker: Brett Kern, Tennessee

Kick Returner: Tyler Lockett, Seattle

Punt Returner: Pharoh Cooper, Los Angeles Rams

Special Teamer: Matthew Slater, New England

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Matt Ryan Headlines 2016 AP All-Pro Team

Jan 6, 2017 12:04 PM

The 2016 AP All-Pro Team features three rookies and 17 first-time selections, including Matt Ryan who beat out Tom Brady at quarterback.

Ezekiel Elliott, Tyreek Hill and Jack Conklin were the three rookies on the team.

Other newcomers include Arizona running back David Johnson (flex); Denver cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (DB); and New England's Matthew Slater (special teamer).

The Cowboys have the most players selected with five: Elliott, the league's leading rusher; linebacker Sean Lee; and offensive linemen Tyron Smith (left tackle), Travis Frederick (center) and Zack Martin (right guard).



Quarterback: Matt Ryan, Atlanta

Running Back: Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas

Flex: David Johnson, Arizona

Tight End: Travis Kelce, Kansas City

Wide Receivers: Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh; Julio Jones, Atlanta

Left Tackle: Tyron Smith, Dallas

Right Tackle: Jack Conklin, Tennessee

Left Guard: Kelechi Osemele, Oakland

Right Guard: Zack Martin, Dallas

Center: Travis Frederick, Dallas


Edge Rushers: Khalil Mack, Oakland; Vic Beasley Jr., Atlanta

Interior Linemen: Aaron Donald, Los Angeles; Damon Harrison, New York Giants

Linebackers: Von Miller, Denver; Bobby Wagner, Seattle; Sean Lee, Dallas

Cornerbacks: Aqib Talib, Denver; Marcus Peters, Kansas City

Safeties: Landon Collins, New York Giants; Eric Berry, Kansas City

Defensive Back: Chris Harris Jr., Denver


Placekicker: Justin Tucker, Baltimore

Punter: Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles

Kick Returner: Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota

Punt Returner: Tyreek Hill, Kansas City

Special Teamer: Matthew Slater, New England



Quarterback: Tom Brady, New England

Running Back: David Johnson, Arizona

Flex: Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh

Tight End: Greg Olsen, Carolina

Wide Receivers: Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants; Mike Evans, Tampa Bay

Left Tackle: David Bakhtiari, Green Bay

Right Tackle: Mitchell Schwartz, Kansas City, and Marcus Cannon, New England

Left Guard: Marshal Yanda, Baltimore

Right Guard: David DeCastro, Pittsburgh

Center: Alex Mack, Atlanta


Edge Rushers: Jadeveon Clowney, Houston; Cameron Wake, Miami, Olivier Vernon, New York Giants, and Brandon Graham, Philadelphia

Interior Linemen: Ndamukong Suh, Miami; Calais Campbell, Arizona, and Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay

Linebackers: Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo; Luke Kuechly, Carolina; Lavonte David, Tampa Bay, C.J. Mosley, Baltimore, Zach Brown, Buffalo, Zachary Orr, Baltimore, Alec Ogletree, Los Angeles, Dont'a Hightower, New England, Whitney Mercilus, Houston, and Bernardick McKinney, Houston

Cornerbacks:Janoris Jenkins, New York Giants; Casey Hayward, San Diego, and Malcolm Butler, New England

Safeties: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Green Bay; Devin McCourty, New England.

Defensive Back: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, New York Giants


Placekicker: None.

Punter: Marquette King, Oakland

Kick Returner: Tyler Lockett, Seattle

Punt Returner: None.

Special Teamer: Nate Ebner, New England


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Brady, Carr, Prescott, Rodgers Headline 2016 NFL Pro Bowl Teams

Dec 20, 2016 8:35 PM

The NFL announced the AFC and NFC All-Stars for the 2017 Pro Bowl, which will be played on Sunday, January 29, 2017.

AFC Pro Bowl Roster


Wide receiver: Antonio Brown*, Steelers; Amari Cooper*, Raiders; A.J. Green, Bengals; T.Y. Hilton, Colts

Tackle: Joe Thomas*, Browns; Donald Penn*, Raiders; Taylor Lewan, Titans

Guard: Marshal Yanda*, Ravens; Kelechi Osemele*, Raiders; David DeCastro, Steelers

Center: Rodney Hudson*, Raiders; Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers

Tight end: Travis Kelce*, Chiefs; Delanie Walker, Titans

Quarterback: Tom Brady*, Patriots; Derek Carr, Raiders; Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers

Running back: Le'Veon Bell*, Steelers; DeMarco Murray, Titans; LeSean McCoy, Bills

Fullback: Kyle Juszcyzyk*, Ravens


Defense end: Khalil Mack*, Raiders; Cameron Wake*, Dolphins; Jadeveon Clowney, Texans

Interior linemen: Geno Atkins*, Bengals; Ndamukong Suh*, Dolphins; Jurrell Casey, Titans

Outside linebacker: Von Miller*, Broncos; Lorenzo Alexander*, Bills; Brian Orakpo, Titans

Inside/middle linebacker: Dont'a Hightower*, Patriots; C.J. Mosley, Ravens

Cornerback: Marcus Peters*, Chiefs; Aqib Talib*, Broncos; Casey Hayward, Chargers; Chris Harris Broncos

Free safety: Devin McCourty*, Patriots; Reggie Nelson, Raiders

Strong safety: Eric Berry*, Chiefs

Special Teams

Punter: Pat McAfee*, Colts

Kicker: Justin Tucker*, Ravens

Return specialist: Tyreek Hill*, Chiefs

Special teamer: Matthew Slater*, Patriots

NFC Pro Bowl Roster


Wide receiver: Julio Jones*, Falcons; Odell Beckham*, Giants; Mike Evans, Buccaneers; Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals

Tackle: Tyron Smith*, Cowboys; Trent Williams*, Redskins; Jason Peters, Eagles

Guard: Zack Martin*, Cowboys; Brandon Scherff*, Redskins; T.J. Lang, Packers

Center: Travis Frederick*, Cowboys; Alex Mack, Falcons

Tight end: Greg Olsen*, Panthers; Jordan Reed, Redskins

Quarterback: Matt Ryan*, Falcons; Aaron Rodgers, Packers; Dak Prescott, Cowboys

Running back: Ezekiel Elliott*, Cowboys; David Johnson, Cardinals; Devonta Freeman, Falcons

Fullback: Mike Tolbert*, Panthers


Defensive end: Everson Griffen*, Vikings; Cliff Avril*, Seahawks; Michael Bennett, Seahawks

Interior linemen: Aaron Donald*, Rams; Gerald McCoy*, Buccaneers; Fletcher Cox, Eagles

Outside linebacker: Vic Beasley*, Falcons; Ryan Kerrigan*, Redskins; Thomas Davis, Panthers

Inside/middle linebacker: Bobby Wagner*, Seahawks; Luke Kuechly, Panthers

Cornerback: Janoris Jenkins*, Giants; Patrick Peterson*, Cardinals; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Xavier Rhodes, Vikings

Free safety: Harrison Smith*, Vikings; Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Packers

Strong safety: Landon Collins*, Giants

Special teams

Punter: Johnny Hekker*, Rams

Kicker: Matt Bryant*, Falcons

Return specialist: Cordarrelle Patterson*, Vikings

Special teamer: Dwayne Harris*, Giants

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NFL Moving Pro Bowl From Hawaii To Orlando

May 19, 2016 8:34 PM

The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl to Orlando from Honolulu.

Orlando is among four cities bidding to host the game, joining Honolulu, Houston and Sydney, Australia.

In Orlando, the game will be played at the Citrus Bowl, which underwent a $200 million renovation two years ago. 

The NFL held the Pro Bowl in Miami in 2010 and in Glendale, Arizona in 2015.

Scott Soshnick/Bloomberg

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Pro Bowl TV Ratings Down Again

Feb 1, 2016 1:31 PM

Ratings for the Pro Bowl were down again this year with a 5.0 overnight rating for ESPN's telecast.

The Pro Bowl drew a 6.7 rating two years ago and a 5.6 last year.

Many players withdrew from the Pro Bowl played in Hawaii this year.

Last year's NBA All-Star game had a 4.3 rating, which was a record for TNT.

Zac Jackson/Pro Football Talk

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Khalil Mack Headlines AP All-Pro Team With Double Selection

Jan 8, 2016 1:45 PM

Khalil Mack made All-Pro history making the team as both a defensive end and outside linebacker.

J.J. Watt and Adrian Peterson, meanwhile, were unanimous selections.

Carolina, with an NFL-best 15-1 record, had the most All-Pros with six: quarterback Cam Newton, fullback Mike Tolbert, center Ryan Kalil, linebackers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis, and cornerback Josh Norman.

Five teams -- New England, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Arizona and St. Louis -- had two All-Pros each.


QB: Cam Newton, Panthers

RB: Adrian Peterson, Vikings; Doug Martin, Buccaneers

FB: Mike Tolbert, Panthers

WR: Antonio Brown, Steelers; Julio Jones, Falcons

TE: Rob Gronkowski, Patriots

T: Andrew Whitworth, Bengals; Joe Thomas, Browns

G: David DeCastro, Steelers; Marshal Yanda, Ravens

C: Ryan Kalil, Panthers


DE: J.J. Watt, Texans; Khalil Mack, Raiders

DT: Aaron Donald, Rams; Geno Atkins, Bengals

LB: Thomas Davis, Panthers; Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Khalil Mack, Raiders; Von Miller, Broncos; Navorro Bowman, 49ers

CB: Josh Norman, Panthers; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals

S: Tyrann Mathieu, Cardinals; Eric Berry, Chiefs

Special Teams

K: Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots

P: Johnny Hekker, Rams

KR: Tyler Lockett, Seahawks

Associated Press

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Newton, Watt, Beckham, Norman Headline 2015 Pro Bowlers

Dec 22, 2015 8:26 PM

The 2015 Pro Bowlers have been announced.


Russell Wilson
Ben Roethlisberger
Aaron Rodgers
Carson Palmer
Cam Newton
Tom Brady

Running Backs
Jonathan Stewart
Adrian Peterson
LeSean McCoy
Todd Gurley
Devonta Freeman
Doug Martin

Mike Tolbert
Marcel Reece

Wide Receivers
Brandon Marshall
Julio Jones
Calvin Johnson
DeAndre Hopkins
A.J. Green
Larry Fitzgerald
Antonio Brown
Odell Beckham

Tight Ends
Greg Olsen
Travis Kelce
Rob Gronkowski
Tyler Eifert

Offensive Tackles
Trent Williams
Andrew Whitworth
Joe Thomas
Joe Staley
Tyron Smith
Jason Peters

Mike Pouncey
Alex Mack
Ryan Kalil
Travis Frederick

Offensive Guards
Marshal Yanda
Trai Turner
Josh Sutton
Zack Martin
Mike Iupati
David DeCastro


Defensive Ends
Muhammad Wilkerson
J.J. Watt
Khalil Mack
Chandler Jones
Michael Bennett
Ezekiel Ansah

Defensive Tackles
Kawann Short
Gerald McCoy
Geno Atkins
Aaron Donald
Fletcher Cox
Calais Campbell

Outside Linebackers
DeMarcus Ware
Von Miller
Justin Houston
Tamba Hali
Thomas Davis 
Jamie Collins

Inside Linebackers
Bobby Wagner
Clay Matthews
Luke Kuechly
NaVorro Bowman

Aqib Talib
Richard Sherman
Darrelle Revis
Patrick Peterson
Marcus Peters
Josh Norman
Chris Harris
Malcolm Butler

Charles Woodson
Earl Thomas
Reggie Nelson
Tyrann Mathieu
Kam Chancellor
Eric Berry

Special Teams

Stephen Gostkowski
Dan Bailey

Sam Koch
Johnny Hekker

Punt Returners
Darren Sproles
Tyler Lockett

Matthew Slater
Justin Bethel

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2014 Pro Bowlers Announced

Dec 23, 2014 8:20 PM

The NFL has announced the rosters for the 2015 Pro Bowl, which will be played on Jan. 25 in Arizona.

The Denver Broncos have the most Pro Bowl selections with nine.


Quarterback: Tom Brady, Patriots; Andrew Luck, Colts; Peyton Manning, Broncos; Aaron Rodgers, Packers; Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers; Tony Romo, Cowboys.

Running back: Le'Veon Bell, Steelers; Jamaal Charles, Chiefs; Arian Foster, Texans; Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks; LeSean McCoy, Eagles; DeMarco Murray, Cowboys.

Wide receiver: Antonio Brown, Steelers; Dez Bryant, Cowboys; A.J. Green, Bengals; T.Y. Hilton, Colts; Calvin Johnson, Lions; Julio Jones, Falcons; Jordy Nelson, Packers; Demaryius Thomas, Broncos.

Tight end: Jimmy Graham, Saints; Rob Gronkowski, Patriots; Greg Olsen, Panthers; Julius Thomas, Broncos.

Fullback: John Kuhn, Packers; Marcel Reece, Raiders.

Tackles: Ryan Clady, Broncos; Jason Peters, Eagles; Tyron Smith, Cowboys; Joe Staley, 49ers; Joe Thomas, Browns; Trent Williams, Redskins.

Guard: Jahri Evans, Saints; Mike Iupati, 49ers; Kyle Long, Bears; Zack Martin, Cowboys; Josh Sitton, Packers; Marshal Yanda, Ravens.

Center: Travis Frederick, Cowboys; Jason Kelce, Eagles; Nick Mangold, Jets; Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers.


Defensive end: Calais Campbell, Cardinals; Robert Quinn, Rams; Cameron Wake, Dolphins; DeMarcus Ware, Broncos; J.J. Watt, Texans; Mario Williams, Bills.

Interior linemen: Marcell Dareus, Bills; Aaron Donald, Rams; Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers; Dontari Poe, Chiefs; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Kyle Williams, Bills.

Outside linebacker: Connor Barwin, Eagles; Elvis Dumervil, Ravens; Tamba Hali, Chiefs; Justin Houston, Chiefs; Clay Matthews, Packers; Von Miller, Broncos.

Inside linebacker: Luke Kuechly, Panthers; C.J. Mosley, Ravens; Lawrence, Timmons, Steelers; Bobby Wagner, Seahawks.

Cornerback: Vontae Davis, Colts; Brent Grimes, Dolphins; Joe Haden, Browns; Chris Harris, Broncos; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals; Darrelle Revis, Patriots; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Aqib Talib, Broncos.

Free safety: Tashaun Gipson, Browns; Glover Quin, Lions; Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Eric Weddle, Chargers.

Strong safety: Kam Chancellor, Seahawks; T.J. Ward, Broncos.

Special Teams

Punter: Kevin Huber, Bengals; Pat McAfee, Colts.

Placekicker: Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots; Adam Vinatieri, Colts.

Return specialist: Devin Hester, Falcons; Darren Sproles, Eagles.

Special teamer: Justin Bethel, Cardinals; Matthew Slater, Patriots.

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Deion Sanders To Play In Pro Bowl

Jan 13, 2014 8:04 PM

Deion Sanders will be one of the Pro Bowl captains and also be in uniform.

"Ladies and Gentlemen I am officially announcing "I WILL SUIT UP IN HAWAII," wrote Sanders on Twitter.

Sanders is 46 and hasn't played in the NFL since 2005. Sanders retired in 2000 and then came back to the Baltimore Ravens in 2004.

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Full List Of 2013 All-Pros
Josh Gordon joined Calvin Johnson as a first-team All-Pro.

2014 NFL Pro-Bowl Complete Rosters
NaVorro Bowman was one of eight 49ers to be named to the Pro Bowl.

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Manning, Brees, Charles, Megatron, Lynch Lead Pro Bowl Voting
Peyton Manning is the leader in fan voting for the Pro Bowl with 654,309 votes.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Pro Bowl Uniforms Given Nike Combat Look
The move away from more traditional uniforms to Nike's Combat kit coincides with a new format in which the two leading vote-getters will be named as captains.

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Matthew Slater Earns $300k Bonus For Pro Bowl Selection
Matthew Slater's Pro Bowl selection triggered a $300,000 incentive clause in his contract.

Field Yates/ESPN

Full List Of 2012 Pro Bowlers
The 49ers have six Pro Bowlers on defense and nine of their 22 overall starters.

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Goodell Disappointed With Pro Bowl Play
Roger Goodell said Sunday he would consider eliminating the Pro Bowl if it can't be improved upon.

Marshall Scores Record 4 TDs In AFC Pro Bowl Win
The AFC beat the NFC 59-41 in the Pro Bowl on Sunday.

NFL Stars Want Pro Bowl In Hawaii
The Pro Bowl doesn't have a home beyond this Sunday's game in Hawaii.

Roddy White Replaces Calvin Johnson At Pro Bowl
Roddy White has made his fourth straight Pro Bowl roster.

Associated Press

Patriots, 49ers Each Have Eight Pro Bowlers
Tom Brady is one of eight Patriots and Patrick Willis one of eight 49ers to make the Pro Bowl, the most on each roster.

Associated Press

NFC Wins Pro Bowl 55-41
The NFC beat the AFC 55-41 on Sunday.

Keisel Replaces Freeney On Pro Bowl Roster
Brett Keisel has been named to his first Pro Bowl.

Brady Passes Vick In Final Pro Bowl Returns
Tom Brady received nearly 400,000 more votes than Michael Vick.


2008 NFL Pro Bowl Rosters Announced
Thomas Jones is the starting running back for the AFC. Who else made the Pro Bowl?

Press Release

Brees Received Most Votes In Pro Bowl Fan Voting
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees received 951,246 votes to lead all NFL All-Stars in fan balloting for the 2009 NFL Pro Bowl.

Press Release

Pro Bowl Will Be At Super Bowl Site?
The NFL likely will announce in the next few weeks the moving of the game to the weekend before the Super Bowl, according to Peter King.

Taylor Named To Pro Bowl; Top Teams Dominate Roster
Sean Taylor was having an outstanding season and was among the leaders in fan balloting.