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.