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The full list of Pats and Giants Pro Bowl replacements

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Several of you have asked for the full list of Pro Bowl replacements arising from the absence of any and all Giants and Patriots players, since they’ll be getting ready for a slightly more meaningful game.

Our friends at NBC have complied.

Two Giants won’t be making the trip:  quarterback Eli Manning and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.  They’ll be replaced by Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Bears defensive end Julius Peppers, respectively.

Eight Patriots get a Pro Bowl pass.  They are:  quarterback Tom Brady, receiver Wes Welker, tight end Rob Gronkowski, guard Brian Waters, guard Logan Mankins, defensive end Andre Carter, defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, and special-teamer Matthew Slater.

They’ll be replaced by Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson, Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham, Jets guard Brandon Moore, Ravens guard Ben Grubbs, Texans defensive end Antonio Smith, Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins, and Jaguars special-teamer Montell Owens.

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27 Responses to “The full list of Pats and Giants Pro Bowl replacements”
  1. mobuccsfan says: Jan 23, 2012 3:32 PM

    I think the Texans O-line still gets snubbed here. Spare me the order of votes and alternate 1, 2 etc. I believe their O-line was much better than the Jets and slightly more consistent and better for much of the season than the Jets line. JMO
    Otherwise, who cares about the special teamer, really doesn’t make that much of a difference and great to see that many Bengals in the pro-bowl game. I suspect a few of them (Dalton, Green, Dunlap/Atkins possibly and Gresham) will find themselves there next year, as the first selection to begin with if they build upon what they got going on in Cincy next year.

  2. acerockefellar says: Jan 23, 2012 3:34 PM

    Andy Dalton and A.J. Green just became the first Rookie QB-WR duo on the same team to ever make the probowl

    WOW.

  3. kisstherings says: Jan 23, 2012 3:35 PM

    Aaron Hernandez was actually the first Pro Bowl alternate over Gresham. Obviously, he can’t go either, but does anyone know if he “officially” made the pro bowl before then not being able to go either?

  4. binarybulge says: Jan 23, 2012 3:39 PM

    acerockefellar says:
    Jan 23, 2012 3:34 PM
    Andy Dalton and A.J. Green just became the first Rookie QB-WR duo on the same team to ever make the probowl

    Pretty cool, except it doesn’t matter because someone had to get subbed in for it to happen. The media is always pretty lax when it comes to “this is player X’s Nth Pro Bowl”. We never know whether they were actually voted in.

  5. txtuff says: Jan 23, 2012 3:41 PM

    Texans defensive end Antonio Smith and Center Myers was announced to the team last week, so doesn’t make sense that Smith is now replacing somebody?

  6. jml4343 says: Jan 23, 2012 3:46 PM

    Unbelieveable that Sham Newton got the nod ahead of Matthew Stafford.
    All Stafford did was throw for over 5,000 yards and he loses out to a guy whose TD to INT ration was barely better than 1 to 1.
    Shame on the NFL for using the Pro Bowl to promote a potential ratings star rather than reward the guy who really deserved it.

  7. patsfiend says: Jan 23, 2012 3:52 PM

    For all you Giants fans out there that think your team is unstoppable and will easily stop the Pats… that would be TWO Giants and EIGHT Patriots not making the game.

  8. nogoodell says: Jan 23, 2012 3:52 PM

    No bonus for going in as alternate.

  9. 6ball says: Jan 23, 2012 3:53 PM

    .

    As if I’d watch any Pro Bowl without Matthew Slater. There are certain principles that you don’t compromise.

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  10. gacoltfan says: Jan 23, 2012 3:54 PM

    When they say a player has been X number of pro bowls, substitutions shouldn’t be counted.

  11. 2sausage11 says: Jan 23, 2012 4:05 PM

    jml4343 says:
    Jan 23, 2012 3:46 PM
    Unbelieveable that Sham Newton got the nod ahead of Matthew Stafford.
    All Stafford did was throw for over 5,000 yards and he loses out to a guy whose TD to INT ration was barely better than 1 to 1.
    Shame on the NFL for using the Pro Bowl to promote a potential ratings star rather than reward the guy who really deserved it.

    Well either the coaches,players or fans didn’t see it that way when they voted. give it a rest

  12. bozosforall says: Jan 23, 2012 4:14 PM

    patsfiend says:
    Jan 23, 2012 3:52 PM
    For all you Giants fans out there that think your team is unstoppable and will easily stop the Pats… that would be TWO Giants and EIGHT Patriots not making the game.

    __
    Not many Giants fans think this…unlike Pats fans circa 2007 did. But keep on fooling yourself that this is the case, moron.

  13. whatswiththehate says: Jan 23, 2012 4:18 PM

    IMO, just becaus the Internet gives you the freedom to be a very bitter and ignorant person doesn’t mean u have to give into it. First off: calling Cam a scam based on nothing more than media speciulative guilt simply shows ur ignorance. Second of all: Cam is an alternate. For as good of a season Matt had, the fact that none of u or the media felt he was good enough to compete with the top tier QBs nevermind beat out a rookie may the real culprit.

    Also, where’s the disgruntle attitude towards Dalton? Isn’t he taking a QB place whose stats are better than his?

    I guess it’s easy to project misguided hate towards an easy target.

  14. marvsleezy says: Jan 23, 2012 4:18 PM

    I thought they said Gronk was ok? So why cant he play in the probowl this week then? If anybody could handle both games it would be him.

  15. theroc5156 says: Jan 23, 2012 4:26 PM

    patsfiend says:
    Jan 23, 2012 3:52 PM
    For all you Giants fans out there that think your team is unstoppable and will easily stop the Pats… that would be TWO Giants and EIGHT Patriots not making the game.

    _____________________________

    Perhaps the Giants think they can beat the Patriots because they have already done so in the regular season?

  16. madenatewell says: Jan 23, 2012 4:36 PM

    Jml4343:

    As a Panthers fan I am stoked Cam Newton made it…I do see your point though, 5,000 yards is rare. Although when was the last time a rookie qb through for 4,054 yards? Uh, never…when was the last time any qb ran for 14 TDs…never? 34 total TDs…700+rush yards. I too think Stafford should go to Hawaii, but don’t slam Cam like he just showed up and got in automatically.

  17. sportsfuhnatic says: Jan 23, 2012 4:58 PM

    For all you Giants fans out there that think your team is unstoppable and will easily stop the Pats… that would be TWO Giants and EIGHT Patriots not making the game.

    —————————————–

    You do know how the Pro Bowl voting is done, right? Something about reputation/popularity instead of skill…

    You might want to read up on the process before leaving comments about something you have no clue about.

  18. barbeaux says: Jan 23, 2012 5:03 PM

    I’m utterly shocked he who is not to be named did not get thrown in there to boost ratings.

    Cam Newton was the first QB ever to do what he did, and he did it as a rookie. You can’t call that a sham/scam.

  19. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jan 23, 2012 5:15 PM

    Vikings have the same number of Pro Bowlers as the Giants. I’m just excited to see all those Packers participate!

  20. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects says: Jan 23, 2012 6:29 PM

    jml4343 says:
    Jan 23, 2012 3:46 PM
    Unbelieveable that Sham Newton got the nod ahead of Matthew Stafford.

    stafford may have gotten shafted, but slandering cam is pretty girlish and classless.

    all those accusations were proved to be false a really long time ago.

    most people, including carolina fans would agree with you that stafford is on the fringe of elite if not already there. but most don’t have to be a whiny jerk about it

  21. nesuperfan says: Jan 23, 2012 6:44 PM

    As a Pats fan, I freely admit that I thought we would kill the Giants in 2007. This year, while I still think we can win, I also believe the Giants could win it too. I, for one, will not take anything for granted this time.

  22. statesenator says: Jan 23, 2012 7:33 PM

    As a Lions fan, I really thought the Giants winning would put Stafford in the Pro Bowl. Oh well. Cam Newton is a hell of a talent and deserves it. Both Newton and Stafford will have multiple Pro Bowls under their belts by the time they retire, I’m sure.

    Happy for Dalton & Green, too. Amazing young tandem.

  23. dipanman says: Jan 23, 2012 9:00 PM

    It’s incredible how the fact that this is the first time in NFL history that a rookie quarterback and a rookie wide receiver on the same team both made it to the pro bowl and the media seemingly shrugs it off and headlines Cam-Cam, Teschmoe, and anyone but the Bengals.

    But then again, I guess it really isn’t that suprising.

  24. marima07 says: Jan 23, 2012 9:45 PM

    Too bad the league moved the Pro Bowl to the weekend before the Super Bowl when players can’t participate if they’re teams make it to the Championship game. Rob Gronkowski was so excited to be voted in and thought he deserved the chance to play.

    He won’t be turning his nose up at the Super Bowl experience, but it shouldn’t have to be a choice.

  25. avoidtheboyd says: Jan 23, 2012 11:08 PM

    Who cares about the stupid boring pro bowl?

  26. cwitty63 says: Jan 24, 2012 12:27 AM

    The pro bowl should have stayed the week after the super bowl .
    It loses even more of its original meaning by the recent changes.

  27. detroitfan13 says: Jan 26, 2012 12:57 AM

    Rofl, cam newton over Matthew stafford?! What a joke. I am 100% boycotting the pro bowl because of this. It doesn’t help that megatron isn’t in it.

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