Pro Bowl Roster 2013: Injured Players Who Will Be Missed Most in Hawaii

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Pro Bowl Roster 2013: Injured Players Who Will Be Missed Most in Hawaii
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Whether you love it or hate it, the Pro Bowl can be one of the most fun games of the year. With so many superstars on one field, it's as if your fantasy football team has come to life.

But as is the case every year some players are forced to bow out due to injuries—whether those injury concerns are real or not, there's no way to really know.

Unfortunately some of the best players from the 2012 season won't be making the trip to Honolulu for Sunday's game, and they will surely be missed.

As it stands, here are the current rosters:

 

PRO BOWL ROSTERS

AFC Offense

* Denotes starter

(x) Denotes out because of injury

(y) Denotes replacement player

(z) Denotes out because of Super Bowl

Position

Player

Team

QB

Peyton Manning*

Denver Broncos 

QB

Tom Brady  (x)

New England Patriots 

QB

Matt Schaub

Houston Texans 

QB

Andrew Luck (y)

Indianapolis Colts

RB

Arian Foster*

Houston Texans 

RB

Jamaal Charles

Kansas City Chiefs 

RB

Ray Rice (z)

Baltimore Ravens 

RB

C.J. Spiller (y)

Buffalo Bills 

FB

Vonta Leach (z)

Baltimore Ravens 

FB 

Marcel Reece (y) 

Oakland Raiders 

WR

A.J. Green*

Cincinnati Bengals

WR

Andre Johnson*

Houston Texans 

WR

Reggie Wayne

Indianapolis Colts 

WR

Wes Welker (x)

New England Patriots 

WR

Demaryius Thomas (y)

Denver Broncos

TE

Rob Gronkowski (x)

New England Patriots 

TE

Heath Miller (x)

Pittsburgh Steelers 

TE

Jermaine Gresham (y)

Cincinnati Bengals

TE

Owen Daniels (y)

Houston Texans

T

Joe Thomas*

Cleveland Browns 

T

Duane Brown*

Houston Texans 

T

Ryan Clady (x)

Denver Broncos 

T

Andrew Whitworth (y)

Cincinnati Bengals

G

Logan Mankins* (x)

New England Patriots 

G

Marshal Yanda (z)

Baltimore Ravens 

G

Wade Smith

Houston Texans 

G

Richie Incognito (y) 

Miami Dolphins 

G

Zane Beadles (y)

Denver Broncos

C

Maurkice Pouncey*

Pittsburgh Steelers 

C

Chris Myers

Houston Texans 

P

Dustin Colquitt

Kansas City Chiefs 

PK

Phil Dawson 

Cleveland Browns 

KR

Jacoby Jones (z)

Baltimore Ravens 

KR

Josh Cribbs (y) 

Cleveland Browns 

ST

Matthew Slater

New England Patriots 

LS

John Denney

Miami Dolphins

 

AFC Defense

* Denotes starter

(x) Denotes out because of injury

(y) Denotes replacement player

(z) Denotes out because of Super Bowl

Position

Player

Team

DL

J.J. Watt*

Houston Texans 

DL

Cameron Wake*

Miami Dolphins 

DL

Geno Atkins* 

Cincinnati Bengals 

DL

Vince Wilfork

New England Patriots 

DL

Elvis Dumervil

Denver Broncos 

DL

Haloti Ngata (z)

Baltimore Ravens 

DL

Randy Starks (y)

Miami Dolphins

DL

Kyle Williams (y) 

Buffalo Bills 

LB

Von Miller* 

Denver Broncos 

LB

Tamba Hali* 

Kansas City Chiefs 

LB

Jerod Mayo*

New England Patriots 

LB

Robert Mathis 

Indianapolis Colts 

LB

Justin Houston (y)

Kansas City Chiefs

LB

Derrick Johnson 

Kansas City Chiefs 

CB

Champ Bailey*

Denver Broncos 

CB

Johnathan Joseph* 

Houston Texans 

CB

Antonio Cromartie 

New York Jets 

S

Ed Reed (z)

Baltimore Ravens

S

Jairus Byrd (y)

Buffalo Bills

S

Eric Berry* 

Kansas City Chiefs 

S

LaRon Landry

New York Jets 

 

NFC Offense

* Denotes starter

(x) Denotes out because of injury

(y) Denotes replacement player

(z) Denotes out because of Super Bowl

Position

Player

Team

QB

Aaron Rodgers (x)

Green Bay Packers

QB

Matt Ryan (x)

Atlanta Falcons 

QB

Robert Griffin III (x)

Washington Redskins 

QB

Drew Brees (y)

New Orleans Saints

QB

Eli Manning (y)

New York Giants

QB

Russell Wilson (y)

Seattle Seahawks

RB

Adrian Peterson* 

Minnesota Vikings 

RB

Marshawn Lynch  

Seattle Seahawks 

RB

Frank Gore (z)

San Francisco 49ers 

RB

Doug Martin (y)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

FB

Jerome Felton* 

Minnesota Vikings 

WR

Calvin Johnson (x) 

Detroit Lions 

WR

Brandon Marshall (x)

Chicago Bears 

WR

Julio Jones*

Atlanta Falcons 

WR

Victor Cruz* 

New York Giants 

WR

Vincent Jackson (y)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

WR

Larry Fitzgerald (y)

Arizona Cardinals

TE

Tony Gonzalez (x)

Atlanta Falcons 

TE

Kyle Rudolph (y)

Minnesota Vikings

TE

Jason Witten 

Dallas Cowboys 

T

Russell Okung

Seattle Seahawks 

T

Joe Staley (z)

San Francisco 49ers 

Jermon Bushrod 

New Orleans Saints 

T

Trent Williams 

Washington Redskins 

G

Mike Iupati (z)

San Francisco 49ers 

G

Jahri Evans* 

New Orleans Saints 

Josh Sitton (y) 

Green Bay Packers 

G

Chris Snee 

New York Giants 

C

Max Unger

Seattle Seahawks 

C

Jeff Saturday

Green Bay Packers 

P

Thomas Morstead 

New Orleans Saints 

PK

Blair Walsh

Minnesota Vikings 

KR

Leon Washington

Seattle Seahawks 

ST

Lorenzo Alexander

Washington Redskins 

LS

Don Muhlbach

Detroit Lions

 

NFC Defense

* Denotes starter

(x) Denotes out because of injury

(y) Denotes replacement player

(z) Denotes out because of Super Bowl

Position

Player

Team

DL

Jason Pierre-Paul*

New York Giants 

DL

Julius Peppers* 

Chicago Bears 

DL

Justin Smith (z)

San Francisco 49ers 

DL

Henry Melton* 

Chicago Bears 

DL

Ndamukong Suh (y)

Detroit Lions

DL

Jared Allen 

Minnesota Vikings 

DL

Gerald McCoy 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

LB

Aldon Smith (z)

San Francisco 49ers 

LB

DeMarcus Ware (x) 

Dallas Cowboys 

LB

Patrick Willis (z) 

San Francisco 49ers 

LB

Clay Matthews (x)

Green Bay Packers 

LB

NaVorro Bowman (z)

San Francisco 49ers 

LB

Daryl Washington (y)

Arizona Cardinals

LB

London Fletcher (y)

Washington Redskins 

LB

Ryan Kerrigan (y) 

Washington Redskins 

LB

Chad Greenway (y)

Minnesota Vikings

LB

Anthony Spencer (y)

Dallas Cowboys

CB

Charles Tillman* 

Chicago Bears 

CB

Tim Jennings* 

Chicago Bears 

CB

Patrick Peterson 

Arizona Cardinals 

S

Dashon Goldson (z)

San Francisco 49ers 

S

Donte Whitner (z)

San Francisco 49ers 

S

Earl Thomas

Seattle Seahawks 

S

William Moore (y)

Atlanta Falcons

S

Thomas DeCoud (y)

Atlanta Falcons

 

Patriots' Offensive Players

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New England had one of the most explosive offenses this season, and it was exciting every time it took the field.

Unfortunately, none of the Pats' offensive players will be available for the Pro Bowl.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a broken forearm in the playoffs, while Tom Brady and Wes Welker both bowed out not long after the Pats' AFC Championship Game loss—though their injuries are unknown.

Even guard Logan Mankins is unavailable.

It sure would have been exciting to see how well Peyton Manning would have matched up with Gronk and Welker or seen what Brady could have done Andre Johnson and A.J. Green.

Maybe next year.

 

Von Miller

Von Miller is a beast, and his presence will surely be missed in this game. Due to a minor injury, he won't be making the trip.

Miller was just a second-year player in 2012, but that didn't stop him from posting 68 tackles, six forced fumbles and 18.5 sacks.

The Broncos linebacker is absolutely explosive. With everyone hoping for an actual game this year—where the players play hard—it's too bad Miller won't be a part of it.

 

Robert Griffin III

RG3 was one of the most exciting players in football this season, and it's too bad that he'll be unavailable for his first Pro Bowl.

Griffin suffered a right knee injury in the first round of the playoffs and is currently recovering from surgery on his ACL and LCL.

It would have been great to see how RG3 dealt with the AFC's pass rush, but he's just a rookie so there's plenty of time for that.

Which QB will you miss most in this year's Pro Bowl?

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NFC Pass-Rushers

The NFC had some amazing pass-rushers this season, and it's a shame two of the best won't make it to Honolulu.

The Packers' Clay Matthews and the Cowboys' DeMarcus Ware will both skip out on the Pro Bowl due to injury.

Both players registered a combined 24.5 sacks in 2012 and are two of the most tremendous linebackers in the NFC.

As with Miller, these guys' explosive approaches to the game will be missed in this year's game.

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