Kaeding misses Pro Bowl

The last time we heard from Chargers kicker Nate Kaeding, he was publicly apologizing for missing three kicks in San Diego’s divisional round loss.

We won’t be hearing from him this week at the Pro Bowl either.

Kaeding was a last minute scratch; Miami’s Dan Carpenter will replace him. 

We can’t help but wonder if Sebastian Janikowski was offered the spot first, but turned it down.  Or if Carpenter was just available because it’s nearby.

We feel badly for Kaeding, but also wonder what he used as an injury excuse.  Armando Salguero wrote it before we could: bruised confidence?

UPDATE: Kaeding was on hand at the Pro Bowl, but hurt his groin there.