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Thursday, December 18, 2003
Updated: December 19, 6:14 PM ET
Vote: Which Pro Bowl snub hurts most?

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The 2004 Pro Bowl roster has been announced and, as always, is not without controversy. Check out credentials for five guys not selected for the Pro Bowl and then vote in the poll on the left to tell us who really got the shaft.

2003 PRO BOWL SNUBS

Sam Adams
Defensive Tackle

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Bills Clubhouse

2003 Stats
TOT
SOLO
AST
SAC
25
20
5
5
Adams, a two-time Pro Bowl starter, is only a second alternate this year. His five sacks, with two games remaining, are second among AFC defensive tackles and his most since 1997.

Matt Hasselbeck
Quarterback

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Seattle Clubhouse
2003 Stats
CMP
ATT
TD
YDS
272
452
23
3347
Hasselbeck ranks second in the conference in passer rating (89.0), behind only Daunte Culpepper. He also ranks second in touchdown passes (23) and is third in the conference in yards with 3,347.

Keenan McCardell
Wide Receiver

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Bucs Clubhouse
2003 Stats
REC
YDS
TD
LNG
77
1049
7
75
Three Bucs are guaranteed a trip to Hawaii's main event, but a few teammates may eventually get to join them, including the highlight-happy McCardell. He and punter Tom Tupa are second alternates, while CB Ronde Barber is a first alternate.

Mike Rucker
Defensive Tackle

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Panthers Clubhouse
2003 Stats
TOT
SOLO
SAC
INT
59
52
12
1
Rucker leads the Panthers with a career-high 12 sacks this season. Rucker was beaten out in voting by St. Louis' Leonard Little, Tampa Bay's Simeon Rice and the New York Giants' Michael Strahan. Lack of publicity early in the season could have hurt the Pro Bowl campaign of this worthy workhorse.

LaDainian Tomlinson
Running Back

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Chargers Clubhouse
2003 Stats
ATT
YDS
TD
REC
260
1311
9
86
Tomlinson leads the NFL with 2,011 combined yards. But he is only fourth in rushing and lost a potential Pro Bowl spot to the league's top three rushers: Jamal Lewis of Baltimore, Clinton Portis of Denver and Priest Holmes of Kansas City.