Pro Bowl Rosters Announced

As many of you already know the Pro Bowl selections were announced today, and I’m sure many of you have already seen the rosters, but for those of you who haven’t I will have the complete rosters at the bottom of this post. But before I get to posting those I would first like to congratulate Peyton Manning on making his 9th Pro Bowl in the last 10 years. I would also like to congratulate him and Eli Manning for being the first ever quarterback brothers to be nominated to the same NFL all-star game of any sort.

This will be Eli’s first Pro Bowl appearance. His fellow Giant, John Carney, should also be congratulated on becoming the oldest person to ever be elected to a Pro Bowl. The 44 year old kicker has only missed two field goals this season, both of which were blocked.

While we’re at it, let’s go ahead and congratulate Brett Favre on reaching the double-digit mark for Pro Bowl appearances, as he was elected to back up Peyton Manning. This will be Favre’s first time wearing the red jerseys of the AFC however. Favre and six of his Jets teammates will be the biggest group representing any one team. The next most from any other team in the league is a three-way tie between the Giants, Titans and Vikings, who will all have six players suiting up on February 8 in Hawaii. There are four teams with no players going to the Pro Bowl. The Bengals, Jaguars, Rams and Lions will all be without a representative.

I suppose I should also give it up for the Cardinals air-attack, as their quarterback, Kurt Warner and his two main receivers, Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald were all selected as starters for the NFC. Just to capture how impressive this is, I would like to point out that each conference only has two starting wide receivers elected, so both being from the same team is quite rare.

Another interesting thing to note is that there will beĀ  a total of 31 first-time Pro Bowlers, and Titan’s running back, Chris Johnson is the only rookie. Tony Gonzalez and Derrick Brooks join Favre as those in the group with the most Pro Bowl appearances, Gonzalez will be making his 10th Pro Bowl and Brooks will be making his 11th.

Tomorrow or Thursday I will be posting my own personal reactions about some of the selections, but for now, as I promised, here are the rosters:

Pos. Starter(s) Reserves
Quarterback Kurt Warner, Arizona Drew Brees, New Orleans Eli Manning, New York Giants
Running back Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Michael Turner, Atlanta Clinton Portis, Washington
Fullback Mike Sellers, Washington
Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona; Anquan Boldin, Arizona Steve Smith, Carolina Roddy White, Atlanta
Tight end Jason Witten, Dallas Chris Cooley, Washington
Tackle Jordan Gross, Carolina; Walter Jones, Seattle Chris Samuels, Washington
Guard Steve Hutchinson, Minnesota; Chris Snee, New York Giants Leonard Davis, Dallas
Center Andre Gurode, Dallas Shaun O’Hara, New York Giants
Pos. Starter(s) Reserves
Defensive end Julius Peppers, Carolina; Justin Tuck, New York Giants Jared Allen, Minnesota
Defensive tackle Kevin Williams, Minnesota; Jay Ratliff, Dallas Pat Williams, Minnesota
Outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware, Dallas; Lance Briggs, Chicago Derrick Brooks, Tampa Bay
Inside linebacker Patrick Willis, San Francisco Jon Beason, Carolina
Cornerback Charles Woodson, Green Bay; Antoine Winfield, Minnesota Asante Samuel, Philadelphia
Free safety Nick Collins, Green Bay Brian Dawkins, Philadelphia
Strong safety Adrian Wilson, Arizona
Special teams
Pos. Starter(s) Reserves
Punter Jeff Feagles, New York Giants
Placekicker John Carney, New York Giants
Kick returner Clifton Smith, Tampa Bay
Special teamer Sean Morey, Arizona
Pos. Starter(s) Reserves
Quarterback Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Brett Favre, New York Jets Jay Cutler, Denver
Running back Thomas Jones, New York Jets Chris Johnson, Tennessee Ronnie Brown, Miami
Fullback Le’Ron McClain, Baltimore
Wide receiver Andre Johnson, Houston; Brandon Marshall, Denver Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Wes Welker, New England
Tight end Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City Antonio Gates, San Diego
Tackle Joe Thomas, Cleveland; Jason Peters, Buffalo Michael Roos, Tennessee
Guard Alan Faneca, New York Jets; Kris Dielman, San Diego Brian Waters, Kansas City
Center Kevin Mawae, Tennessee Nick Mangold, New York Jets
Pos. Starter(s) Reserves
Defensive end Mario Williams, Houston; Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis Robert Mathis, Indianapolis
Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, Tennessee; Kris Jenkins, New York Jets Shaun Rogers, Cleveland
Outside linebacker James Harrison, Pittsburgh; Joey Porter, Miami Terrell Suggs, Baltimore
Inside linebacker Ray Lewis, Baltimore James Farrior, Pittsburgh
Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland; Cortland Finnegan, Tennessee Darrelle Revis, New York Jets
Free safety Ed Reed, Baltimore Chris Hope, Tennessee
Strong safety Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh
Special teams
Pos. Starter(s) Reserves
Punter Shane Lechler, Oakland
Placekicker Stephen Gostkowski, New England
Kick returner Leon Washington, New York Jets
Special teamer Brendon Ayanbadejo, Baltimore
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