By the time they get to Phoenix, the Pro Bowl might not have many regularly selected players left.
The latest replacement to make the all-star game is Washington running back Alfred Morris, who is taking the place of Eagles running back LeSean McCoy.
It’s the second straight year of making the Pro Bowl for Morris, who had 1,074 yards on 265 carries this season, for his third straight 1,000-yard season.
While McCoy’s under contract to the Eagles, he’s also likely to restructure his deal this offseason, to knock down a $9.75 million salary and a cap charge north of $11 million.
So with money on the line, there’s no point in damaging his bargaining position, or his body, in an exhibition game.