Favre withdraws because of thumb

Updated: January 21, 2004, 8:26 PM ET
Associated Press

HONOLULU -- Brett Favre dropped out of the Pro Bowl on Wednesday and was replaced by Matt Hasselbeck, his former backup in Green Bay.

Seattle quarterback Hasselbeck and Packers center Mike Flanagan were selected for the game, with Flanagan stepping in for Chicago's Olin Kreutz.

Favre won't play because of the broken thumb he dealt with for much of the season. Hasselbeck was impressive in a 33-27 overtime loss at Green Bay in the playoffs.

Hasselbeck is the third Seahawks ...

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