Justin Bethel assigned to Team Rice


TEMPE, Ariz. -- As one of two special-teams players at this year’s Pro Bowl, Cardinals gunner Justin Bethel knew he was going to end up on either Team Rice or Team Sanders.

But when Team Sanders chose Matthew Slater of the New England Patriots during the first day of the Pro Bowl draft on Tuesday, that left Bethel heading to Team Rice.

Clearly he was excited.

The rest of the Cardinals in the Pro Bowl – WR Larry Fitzgerald, LB John Abraham and CB Patrick Peterson – will be drafted Wednesday night.

The Pro Bowl is at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday in Hawaii.