Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Pro Bowl Watch: More changes
By Kevin Seifert
We're continuing to have NFC North movement on the Pro Bowl roster with the game just five days away. The latest includes the injury withdrawal of Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall, the addition of Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph and the news that Bears linebacker Lance Briggs passed on playing, presumably as an injury replacement.
Marshall had hip arthroscopic hip surgery earlier this month. Rudolph is replacing Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez. Briggs said via Twitter that he needed an MRI on his knee and thus informed Pro Bowl officials he wouldn't be available to play. All three of the NFC's original Pro Bowl outside linebackers -- Aldon Smith, Clay Matthews and DeMarcus Ware -- have withdrawn.
A look at NFC participation at this point:
Green Bay Packers
+Injury/Super Bowl replacement