Here are the top stories from Tuesday:
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning to Patriots coach Bill Belichick: 'This might be my last rodeo'
From Kevin Seifert's story on the 2016 Pro Bowl, which has seen a record number of players decline invitations: "NFL stars are fleeing the 2016 Pro Bowl in historic numbers, the culmination of a trend that should prompt serious discussion about the future of the all-star event. As of Tuesday afternoon, the official number of players either voted to the Pro Bowl or added as an alternate had reached 133. That's the highest number in NFL history, according to Elias Sports Bureau research, and well beyond the previous high of 119 set after the 2009 season."
From Stephania Bell's story on whether Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will make it back for Super Bowl 50 after breaking his arm: "Will he have discomfort? Probably. Will he have full strength in his arm? Probably not. Might he suffer another injury? He might. But this is not a player who should be underestimated when it comes to toughness."
Former Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson's Yukon, the one he crashed saving a pizza, is being sold on Craigslist (by Michael Rothstein)
ESPN.com unveiled #SuperBowl50Rank on Tuesday, with Nos. 50-31 of the best players in Super Bowl history. From the write-up on No. 38, former Packers quarterback Brett Favre: "One of the most memorable plays in recent Super Bowl history was Favre's 54-yard touchdown pass to Andre Rison on the Packers' second play from scrimmage in the Super Bowl XXXI win over the Patriots. ... In two Super Bowls, Favre threw five touchdowns and one interception but won only one of them, losing Super Bowl XXXII to the Broncos and John Elway."
From Mike Sando's story ranking of every player in Super Bowl 50: "[Panthers linebacker Luke] Kuechly is the most consistently productive elite player in this game. He has pick-sixes in each of the Panthers' playoff games, plus four interceptions and two forced fumbles during the regular season. He is the closest thing to money in the bank among Super Bowl players."
Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson pleads guilty, avoids jail time in police chase (by Rich Cimini)
Bills general manager Doug Whaley says united Ryan brothers is 'a positive'
North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz stands out at Senior Bowl (by Scouts Inc.)
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