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NFL Pro Bowl 2014: Date, Start Time, Format, Players and Preview

January 27, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; AFC long snapper John Denney of the Miami Dolphins (92) prepares to snap the ball against the NFC in the second quarter during the 2013 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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Sean ODonnellContributor IIIDecember 27, 2013

The NFL announced the complete list of available players for the 2014 Pro Bowl. This year will mark the first time in which the teams will not be divided by conference. Instead, the first-ever Pro Bowl Draft will take place to decide which team these players will join.

Two Hall of Famers will serve as captains for their respective teams this year. These captains are none other than Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders.

This upcoming Pro Bowl Draft will be nationally televised on the NFL Network during a three-hour long event at 8:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. That doesn't give these players much time to get accustomed with one another, as the Pro Bowl is played just four days later.

 

When: Sunday, January 26, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. ET

Where: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Watch: NBC

 

Available Players

Offense:

Pro Bowl Roster - Offense
Pos.PlayerTeam
QBTom BradyNew England Patriots
QBDrew BreesNew Orleans Saints
QBPeyton ManningDenver Broncos
QBCam NewtonCarolina Panthers
QBPhilip RiversSan Diego Chargers
QBRussell WilsonSeattle Seahawks
WRAntonio BrownPittsburgh Steelers
WRDez BryantDallas Cowboys
WRJosh GordonCleveland Browns
WRA.J. GreenCincinnati Bengals
WRAndre JohnsonHouston Texans
WRCalvin JohnsonDetroit Lions
WRBrandon MarshallChicago Bears
WRDemaryius ThomasDenver Broncos
OTBranden AlbertKansas City Chiefs
OTJason PetersPhiladelphia Eagles
OTTyron SmithDallas Cowboys
OTJoe StaleySan Francisco 49ers
OTJoe ThomasCleveland Browns
OTTrent WilliamsWashington Redskins
OGJahri EvansNew Orleans Saints
OGBen GrubbsNew Orleans Saints
OGMike IupatiSan Francisco 49ers
OGLogan MankinsNew England Patriots
OGLouis VasquezDenver Broncos
OGMarshal YandaBaltimore Ravens
C Ryan KalilCarolina Panthers
CAlex MackCleveland Browns
C Mike PounceyMiami Dolphins
C Max UngerSeattle Seahawks
TE Jordan CameronCleveland Browns
TEVernon DavisSan Francisco 49ers
TEJimmy GrahamNew Orleans Saints
TEJulius ThomasDenver Broncos
RBJamaal CharlesKansas City Chiefs
RBMatt ForteChicago Bears
RBFrank GoreSan Francisco 49ers
RBMarshawn LynchSeattle Seahawks
RBLeSean McCoyPhiladelphia Eagles
RBAdrian PetersonMinnesota Vikings
FBMarcel ReeceOakland Raiders
FBMike TolbertCarolina Panthers
NFL.com

 

Defense:

Pro Bowl Roster - Defense
Pos.PlayerTeam
DEGreg HardyCarolina Panthers
DECameron JordanNew Orleans Saints
DERobert QuinnSt. Louis Rams
DECameron WakeMiami Dolphins
DEJ.J. WattHouston Texans
DEMario WilliamsBuffalo Bills
DTGerald McCoyTampa Bay Buccaneers
DTHaloti NgataBaltimore Ravens
DTDontari PoeKansas City Chiefs
DTJustin SmithSan Francisco 49ers
DT Ndamukong SuhDetroit Lions
DT Kyle WilliamsBuffalo Bills
OLB John AbrahamArizona Cardinals
OLBAhmad BrooksSan Francisco 49ers
OLBTamba HaliKansas City Chiefs
OLBJustin HoustonKansas City Chiefs
OLBRobert MathisIndianapolis Colts
OLBTerrell SuggsBaltimore Ravens
MLBNaVorro BowmanSan Francisco 49ers
MLBVontaze BurfictCincinnati Bengals
MLBLuke KuechlyCarolina Panthers
MLBPatrick WillisSan Francisco 49ers
CBBrandon FlowersKansas City Chiefs
CBBrent GrimesMiami Dolphins
CBJoe HadenCleveland Browns
CBPatrick PetersonArizona Cardinals
CBDarrelle RevisTampa Bay Buccaneers
CBRichard ShermanSeattle Seahawks
CBAqib TalibNew England Patriots
CB Alterraun VernerTennessee Titans
FSJairus ByrdBuffalo Bills
FSEarl ThomasSeattle Seahawks
FSEric WeddleSan Diego Chargers
SSEric BerryKansas City Chiefs
SS Kam ChancellorSeattle Seahawks
SSTroy PolamaluPittsburgh Steelers
NFL.com

 

Special Teams:

Pro Bowl Roster - Special Teams
Pos.PlayerTeam
PBrandon FieldsMiami Dolphins
PJohnny HekkerSt. Louis Rams
KMatt PraterDenver Broncos
KJustin TuckerBaltimore Ravens
PRAntonio BrownPittsburgh Steelers
PRDexter McClusterKansas City Chiefs
ST Justin BethelArizona Cardinals
ST Matthew SlaterNew England Patriots
NFL.com

 

Format:

Along with the change of adding a draft to this year's Pro Bowl, there have been some significant rule changes as well.

A two-minute warning will now be instituted at the end of each quarter. That means that when every quarter ends, there will be a change of possession. This is supposed to maintain uptempo offenses throughout but could lead to a series of Hail Mary's.

Kickoffs have been eliminated as well. After a change of possession following a score or the end of a quarter, the ball will be placed on a team's 25-yard line and the offense will begin from there.

This has affected the rosters quite a bit, as there are no longer spots for kick returners. There are still punt returners and specialist positions, however.

The game clock has also been significantly modified.

When the game clock winds under the two-minute warning in each quarter, the clock will stop following any play that does not gain yardage. This means if a quarterback is sacked or a running back is stuffed for no gain, the clock will halt until the next play.

Also, outside of the last two minutes of each quarter, the game clock will continue to wind on the referee's signal following an incomplete pass.

All of these changes are supposed to maintain a fluid game with limited stops in the action.

The rosters have not been decided yet, so a prediction here is impossible. One thing is for certain, however: Typically, there are plenty of offensive fireworks during the Pro Bowl. With these new changes that seem to favor the offensive side of the ball, expect another high-scoring game this year.

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