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Two Giants named to replace dwindling list of Patriots Pro Bowlers

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The Giants are closing in on having as many Pro Bowlers as wins, after the latest wave of withdrawals.

The team announced that cornerback cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and kicker Josh Brown were added to the roster, replacing Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler and kicker Stephen Gostkowski, who cited injuries.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Odell Beckham were previously named to the all-star game.

The Giants also sent four players to the Pro Bowl in 2013, but had sent one each the last two seasons.

Of the seven Patriots initially named to the game, six have already been announced as having been replaced: Quarterback Tom Brady (replaced by Jameis Winston), Butler, Gostkowski, outside linebacker Jamie Collins (Anthony Barr), tight end Rob Gronkowski (Gary Barnidge) and defensive end Chandler Jones (Cameron Jordan).

At this point, no replacement has been named for special teamer Matthew Slater. But it has to be coming, since he mentioned yesterday he wasn’t sure if he’d be able to play.

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27 Responses to “Two Giants named to replace dwindling list of Patriots Pro Bowlers”
  1. collectordude says: Jan 26, 2016 11:09 AM

    What a bunch of babies the patriots are.
    Guess they want to cheat the fans too.

  2. stealthjunk says: Jan 26, 2016 11:09 AM

    The NFL might need to start soliciting volunteers instead of “selecting” and “honoring” players.

  3. mmack66 says: Jan 26, 2016 11:10 AM

    Are there going to be any players actually selected to the Pro Bowl playing in the Pro Bowl?

  4. doe22us says: Jan 26, 2016 11:15 AM

    The pro bowl havent watched that ish in like 12 years, players are not even interested in it.

  5. justintuckrule says: Jan 26, 2016 11:15 AM

    Dwayne Harris will sub for Slater.

  6. stiffarm13 says: Jan 26, 2016 11:19 AM

    so we’ll have about 3/4 of the league next year with the word “pro bowler” attached to them …. what a complete joke …. maybe they should have a college All Star type game with all of the players available for next years draft …. players would actually be trying to showcase their talent especially to get selected in one of the top rounds

  7. yyc2phx says: Jan 26, 2016 11:25 AM

    CAN WE PLEASE DO AWAY WITH THE PROBOWL!!! It’s become a joke

  8. Emmanuel Goldstein says: Jan 26, 2016 11:26 AM

    The NFL should use the pro bowl to determine which conference gets home field advantage in the Superbowl.

    At least then the pro bowl would mean SOMETHING.

  9. nymets05 says: Jan 26, 2016 11:32 AM

    I would expect nothing less of the Cheater Patriots.What a cast of poor losers.Take their lead from the Coach!

  10. nro1962 says: Jan 26, 2016 11:34 AM

    Pro Bowl. Who cares? Not the fans, and certainly not most players (except those that want to list it on their resume for contract negotiation.) The only positional honors that matter are All-Pro selections. The rest of this is pap.

  11. bobC927 says: Jan 26, 2016 11:40 AM

    The PROBOWL is a farce. Even more so now that the SB participants are automatically eliminated, the conference round losers don’t want to play and the fans aren’t interested.

  12. mmack66 says: Jan 26, 2016 11:43 AM

    Emmanuel Goldstein says:
    Jan 26, 2016 11:26 AM

    The NFL should use the pro bowl to determine which conference gets home field advantage in the Superbowl.

    At least then the pro bowl would mean SOMETHING.
    ——————————–

    Is there really such a thing as home field advantage in the Super Bowl?

  13. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 26, 2016 11:47 AM

    Tee hee:) LOL @ Patriot Hater being offended that the Patriots are saying no to the pro bowl. Which is the basically same thing fans are saying to it with their TV remotes in recent years.
    :)

  14. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 26, 2016 11:49 AM

    Emmanuel Goldstein says:
    Jan 26, 2016 11:26 AM

    The NFL should use the pro bowl to determine which conference gets home field advantage in the Superbowl.

    At least then the pro bowl would mean SOMETHING.

    —-
    Hi Bud Selig.
    :)

  15. mmack66 says: Jan 26, 2016 11:50 AM

    nymets05 says:
    Jan 26, 2016 11:32 AM

    I would expect nothing less of the Cheater Patriots.What a cast of poor losers.Take their lead from the Coach!
    ——————-

    Most of them are banged up. Why go play in a meaningless game and risk further injury?

  16. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 26, 2016 11:53 AM

    Two words which sum up why the Patriots should always say no to anything to do with the pro bowl: Robert Edwards.
    😦

  17. willycents says: Jan 26, 2016 11:59 AM

    WOW. The reason the Pats lost is their KICKER was injured!!!! That is why he missed the PAT!!!! Why wasn’t he listed on the injury report???? Pats fans, please explain what his injury was, we need to know to place the loss in it’s proper perspective.

  18. ehsguy72 says: Jan 26, 2016 12:09 PM

    Honestly, who cares? The pro bowl is an absolute joke. It’s meaningless. Actually, pre season games are more watchable than the pro bowl, at least they determine the roster spots.

  19. pastanow says: Jan 26, 2016 12:14 PM

    The Pro Bowl is now the second string bowl.

  20. joemammy says: Jan 26, 2016 12:19 PM

    Gary Barnidge should have been named, anyway…not as an alternate.

  21. hehateme2 says: Jan 26, 2016 12:34 PM

    Patstricks* showed how soft they were on Sunday.
    Funny how average they look without all the benefits they’ve received over the years.

  22. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 26, 2016 12:58 PM

    Waaaaah Patriots aren’t playing in the pro bowl waaaaah sob sob sob 😥😥😥
    — Patriot Hater

    :)

  23. descendency says: Jan 26, 2016 1:19 PM

    Maybe this is to show solidarity against the league for trying to frame Brady and the Patriots. . .

  24. jbdvks says: Jan 26, 2016 1:25 PM

    Classless by the Patriots. I see Denver beat more than just the snout outta you cry babies.

    Bye we don’t need ya****************

  25. mmack66 says: Jan 26, 2016 1:27 PM

    hehateme2 says:
    Jan 26, 2016 12:34 PM

    Patstricks* showed how soft they were on Sunday.
    Funny how average they look without all the benefits they’ve received over the years.
    ——————–

    Brady got pummeled the whole game, yet still had them in position to tie the game at the end.

    I wish the team I root for were that “soft”.

  26. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 26, 2016 1:27 PM

    descendency says:
    Jan 26, 2016 1:19 PM

    Maybe this is to show solidarity against the league for trying to frame Brady and the Patriots. . .


    Oh that is probably true as well. They’re not going out of their way to help Goodell benefit from anything, nor should they.

    Perhaps someone in the organization will help Goodell with the mop and squeegie in his next job after he is fired as commissioner.
    :)

  27. TheWizard says: Jan 26, 2016 6:54 PM

    Well, the Giants players will be fresh since they don’t have to bother with that playoff thing anymore.

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