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Derek Carr, Sean Lee added to Pro Bowl roster

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 03:  Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders looks to pass during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Getty Images

Chiefs coach Andy Reid and Packers coach Mike McCarthy will be on the sideline for the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, but a Pro Bowler from each of their teams has dropped out of the game this week.

Neither Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston nor Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be taking part in the contest. Houston missed the final five games of the regular season with a knee injury and had a hard time playing with a brace protecting the injury during the team’s two postseason contests. There was no specific injury issue for Rodgers late in the season, but he wouldn’t be the first to pass on the game in that situation.

Houston’s spot will be taken by Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee. Lee returned from missing the entire 2014 season with a torn ACL and had 128 tackles, 2.5 sacks and an interception in 14 starts for Dallas. He joins kicker Dan Bailey, center Travis Frederick, guard Zach Martin and tackle Tyron Smith as Cowboys participating in the game.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will go in Rodgers’ place. It’s the first selection for Carr, who improved across the board in his second NFL season. Linebacker Khalil Mack, safety Charles Woodson and fullback Marcel Reece were also selected from the Raiders, but Reece won’t take part after being suspended for four games in late December due to a violation of the PED policy.

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34 Responses to “Derek Carr, Sean Lee added to Pro Bowl roster”
  1. floratiotime says: Jan 20, 2016 4:39 PM

    I bet Sean Lee gets hurt.

  2. widerightyouloseagain says: Jan 20, 2016 4:40 PM

    Remember when that idiot from Buffalo said Tyrod Taylor was better than Carr?

    Wide right, you lose again.

  3. packsupersoldier says: Jan 20, 2016 4:40 PM

    Nice of Aaron to give the kid his first Pro Bowl berth…

  4. firerogergoodell says: Jan 20, 2016 4:41 PM

    Teddy Bridgewater > Derek Carr

  5. thegregwitul says: Jan 20, 2016 4:48 PM

    So, let me see if I understand correctly;

    Sean Lee: 128 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 1 INT, 5PD, 0FF and 0FR

    Lavonte David: 147 tackles, 3 sacks, 3 INT, 13PD, 2FF and 2 FR

    Dallas: 4-12 record
    Tampa: 6-10 record

    Since entering the league, Lavonte David leads the NFL in tackles. Thumbs up or down, it doesn’t matter, but one thing that is a fact is that Lavonte David is superior to Sean Lee in every statistical category.

    And yet he isn’t a Pro Bowler. This is one reason why the Pro Bowl is a complete farce.

  6. notwithkubiak says: Jan 20, 2016 4:52 PM

    Houston Texans could have had a Pro-Bowl QB (Carr) – he was sitting there in the 2nd round.. but I guess Rick Smith didn’t want to hear “But, but, but we’ve already had a Carr lead the team.. and it didn’t work out…” — Believe me.. I hear this even now…

  7. pftbro says: Jan 20, 2016 4:53 PM

    Teddy Bridgewater > Derek Carr
    ______________________________

    Too hot in Hawaii for gloves…

  8. soldierofhalas33 says: Jan 20, 2016 5:09 PM

    thegregwitul
    Jan 20, 2016, 4:48 PM EST
    So, let me see if I understand correctly;

    Sean Lee: 128 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 1 INT, 5PD, 0FF and 0FR

    Lavonte David: 147 tackles, 3 sacks, 3 INT, 13PD, 2FF and 2 FR

    Dallas: 4-12 record
    Tampa: 6-10 record

    Since entering the league, Lavonte David leads the NFL in tackles. Thumbs up or down, it doesn’t matter, but one thing that is a fact is that Lavonte David is superior to Sean Lee in every statistical category.

    And yet he isn’t a Pro Bowler. This is one reason why the Pro Bowl is a complete farce
    _______________________________________

    So true.

  9. med515 says: Jan 20, 2016 5:17 PM

    Derek Carr???

    Should be Eli Manning or Drew Brees. And what is Big Ben doing there? He was injured most of the year. The Probowl makes no sense.

  10. spiffybiff says: Jan 20, 2016 5:18 PM

    Surprised Carr wasn’t in already. If the raiders get a running game watch out

  11. firerogergoodell says: Jan 20, 2016 5:20 PM

    pftbro says:
    Jan 20, 2016 4:53 PM
    Teddy Bridgewater > Derek Carr
    ______________________________

    Too hot in Hawaii for gloves…
    ————————————————-

    Teddy is only 23 years old!

    He just broke Big Ben’s record for the highest completion percentage of any NFL QB through 2 seasons.

    Keep sleeping.

  12. bryonneufeld says: Jan 20, 2016 5:22 PM

    med515 says:
    Jan 20, 2016 5:17 PM
    Derek Carr???

    Should be Eli Manning or Drew Brees. And what is Big Ben doing there? He was injured most of the year. The Probowl makes no sense.
    ======================================

    Neither does MLB All Star game (KC Royals) or NBA All Star game (Kobe leading votes).

  13. meegwell says: Jan 20, 2016 5:23 PM

    2015 Carr > Eli > Brees

    Suck it.

  14. jimnaizeeum says: Jan 20, 2016 5:28 PM

    Cowboys have a lot of pro bowl players for a god awful team. Coaching?

  15. kayakattack says: Jan 20, 2016 5:30 PM

    Carr over Bortles?????

  16. truecowboyfan says: Jan 20, 2016 5:35 PM

    Congrats to Lee but my boy has no business playing in anything that’s not relevant that can get him injured.

  17. fatediesel says: Jan 20, 2016 5:46 PM

    They’re going to have to add at least 2 more QBs to the roster. Either Palmer or Cam will be out since their team will be in the Super Bowl, and if the Patriots lose there’s no way Brady is playing in the Pro Bowl, as he’s passed on playing for the last decade.

  18. araidersfan says: Jan 20, 2016 5:47 PM

    med515 says:
    Jan 20, 2016 5:17 PM

    Derek Carr???

    Should be Eli Manning or Drew Brees.

    ==================================

    First of all, Derek Carr is being added to the AFC Pro Bowl team whereas E. Manning and Brees are both in the NFC so your complaint would not apply because Carr isn’t taking an NFC roster spot from either of those guys.

    As far as Carr being added, I think its fine although he did cool off a lot in his last half-dozen games after a great start. I’m thinking that it was largely due to Cooper’s injuries and I’m hoping that Carr can have a consistently excellent year in 2016. Carr seems like a conscientious, hard-working guy so I’m optimistic about his career going forward.

  19. philvil41 says: Jan 20, 2016 5:54 PM

    I don’t want any of my teams players(Raiders) in the Pro Bowl. Waste of time and to risky for injuries.No thanks

  20. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 20, 2016 6:04 PM

    araidersfan says:
    Jan 20, 2016 5:47 PM

    First of all, Derek Carr is being added to the AFC Pro Bowl team whereas E. Manning and Brees are both in the NFC so your complaint would not apply because Carr isn’t taking an NFC roster spot from either of those guys.
    _______

    I probably know more about the Pro Bowl than I want to admit, but they don’t have AFC and NFC teams anymore. Two captains draft teams during the week before the game. Notice that Carr is replacing Aaron Rodgers.

  21. raidernation210 says: Jan 20, 2016 6:33 PM

    His first of many to come

  22. boknowsall says: Jan 20, 2016 7:25 PM

    Alternate or not, Carr made it. Will be the first of many as long as he makes a similar jump that he made this year, next year. Raiders are beyond lucky that they were able to draft him!

  23. skinnylegspeytonmanning says: Jan 20, 2016 7:26 PM

    Carr??? That’s wild! He was a turnover machine and his play digressed the last third of the season. Another reason not to watch the Pro Bowl. It is so watered down.

    Hey Carr lovers. Will he ever take a team to .500?

  24. boknowsall says: Jan 20, 2016 7:44 PM

    Carr a turnover machine? 12 INTS? What about the 32 TDs and 3900 yards and improving a 3-13 team to 7-9 in his 2nd season as a pro. Give me a break.

  25. ariani1985 says: Jan 20, 2016 8:20 PM

    Rogers has a sore bitter broken heart from losing another playoff game but he was spotted on the red carpet 2 nights ago? It’s time he started taking his job serious.

  26. boknowsall says: Jan 20, 2016 8:22 PM

    Derek Carr! Boom!!!

  27. boknowsall says: Jan 20, 2016 9:43 PM

    53 TDs in 1st two seasons in the league = tied for 2nd most in NFL history.

  28. thegenghiskahn88 says: Jan 21, 2016 1:42 AM

    Lavonte David has better stats.. he should go instead

    Besides, I don’t want Sean playing in a meaningless game to begin with.

    He did tear his knee in OTAs after all

  29. gtodriver says: Jan 21, 2016 7:48 AM

    boknowsall says:

    Carr a turnover machine? 12 INTS? What about the 32 TDs and 3900 yards and improving a 3-13 team to 7-9 in his 2nd season as a pro.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    The poster you are responding to was referring to the last part of the season.

    In his last 5 games he threw 7 INT’s compared to 5 in the first 11.

    He only had 8 TD’s in those 5 games.

  30. gtodriver says: Jan 21, 2016 7:51 AM

    “There was no specific injury issue for Rodgers late in the season, but he wouldn’t be the first to pass on the game in that situation.”

    The unlisted injury is that he is so butt hurt over not being able to change his call of second the coin toss from last Saturday night that he can’t even stand up.

    He might need to retire…

  31. raiderfanwithclass says: Jan 21, 2016 9:05 AM

    bryonneufeld says:
    Jan 20, 2016 5:22 PM
    med515 says:
    Jan 20, 2016 5:17 PM
    Derek Carr???

    Should be Eli Manning or Drew Brees. And what is Big Ben doing there? He was injured most of the year. The Probowl makes no sense.
    ======================================

    Neither does MLB All Star game (KC Royals) or NBA All Star game (Kobe leading votes).

    Except the MLB All Star game (KC Royals) won the World Series.

  32. stellarperformance says: Jan 21, 2016 12:30 PM

    Did you notice the Viking trolls showing up on this thread? Do you know why? It’s because it involves the Packers.

    They show up with negative comments on every single Packer thread. Commenting negatively against the Packers is more important to them than commenting positively about the Viking. It really is. Nothing changes. Even though they have the North Division title to feel good about, their years of taking a backseat to the Packers and Packer fans has conditioned them to a level of jealousy that knows no limit.

    They desperately want to put us “in our place,” and we aren’t reacting the way they need us to.

    Winning a division title is important. It means a team has qualified for the post season, and maybe more. It’s important to most teams, including the Packers. It just seems like no one is impressed the Vikings won it.

  33. 1nationraidernation says: Jan 21, 2016 1:55 PM

    Raiiiiiii, derrrrrrrrrrrrrrssssssss

  34. willgrove80 says: Jan 21, 2016 4:57 PM

    Carr’s first 11 games he was more careful with the ball. He looked like the stud he is. What happens when you get to the point that the playoffs are falling out of reach? You open it up. Try things. Learn.

    The last five games may be considered statistically bad. But those games were priceless to his development.

    And the Vikings fans may come to bash the Packers and Rodgers but their generally mum on the Carr vs. Bridgewater debate.

    Because… They know. They want to go back and take Carr in the late first round.

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