Aug 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets center Nick Mangold looks on before a pre-season game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
The Pro Bowl rosters have been announced. For anyone who wasn’t already aware, it is the first “unconferenced” Pro Bowl, where the teams will be drafted by honorary captains Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders.
Well the roster is up, and there are no Jets on it. We do have alternates on the team, as Nick Mangold and Muhammad Wilkerson were named as first alternates. Antonio Cromartie was named as a second alternate.
Here is the full list of names:
Quarterback: Tom Brady, Patriots; Drew Brees, Saints;Peyton Manning, Broncos; Cam Newton, Panthers; Philip Rivers, Chargers; Russell Wilson, Seahawks.
Wide receiver: 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).
Tackle: Branden Albert, Chiefs; Jason Peters, Eagles; Tyron Smith, Cowboys; Joe Staley, 49ers; Joe Thomas, Bronws; Trent Williams, Redskins.
Guard: Jahri Evans, Saints; Ben Grubbs, Saints; Mike Iupati, 49ers; Logan Mankins, Patriots; Louis Vasquez, Broncos; Marshal Yanda, Ravens.
Center: Ryan Kalil, Panthers; Alex Mack, Browns; Mike Pouncey, Dolphins; Max Unger, Seahawks.
Tight end: Jordan Cameron, Browns;Vernon Davis, 49ers; Jimmy Graham,Saints; Julius Thomas, Broncos.
Running back: Jamaal Charles, Chiefs;Matt Forte, Bears; Frank Gore, 49ers;Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks; LeSean McCoy, Eagles; Adrian Peterson,Vikings.
Fullback: Marcel Reece, Raiders; Mike Tolbert, Panthers.
Defensive end: Greg Hardy, Panthers;Cameron Jordan, Saints; Robert Quinn,Rams; Cameron Wake, Dolphins; J.J. Watt, Texans; Mario Williams, Bills.
Interior lineman: Gerald McCoy, Bucs;Haloti Ngata, Ravens; Dontari Poe,Chiefs; Justin Smith, 49ers; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Kyle Williams, Bills.
Outside linebacker: John Abraham,Cardinals; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Tamba Hali, Chiefs; Justin Houston, Chiefs;Robert Mathis, Colts; Terrell Suggs,Ravens.
Inside/middle linebacker: NaVorro Bowman, 49ers; Vontaze Burfict, Bengals; Luke Kuechly,Panthers; Patrick Willis, 49ers.
Cornerback: Brandon Flowers, Chiefs; Brent Grimes, Dolphins; Joe Haden, Browns; Patrick Peterson,Cardinals; Darrelle Revis, Bucs; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Aqib Talib, Patriots; Alterraun Verner,Titans.
Free safety: Jairus Byrd, Bills; Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Eric Weddle, Chargers.
Strong safety: Eric Berry, Chiefs; Kam Chancellor, Seahawks; Troy Polamalu, Steelers.
Punter: Brandon Fields, Dolphins; Johnny Hekker, Rams.
Placekicker: Matt Prater, Broncos; Justin Tucker, Ravens.
Punt returner: Antonio Brown, Steelers; Dexter McCluster, Chiefs.
Special teamer: Justin Bethel, Cardinals; Matthew Slater, Patriots.
Would like to have seen Big Mo named to the team, and it’s a shame that Nick Folk was not named. I am also not too sure why Cromartie is even an alternate. Oh well. Not our decisions to make.