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Team Irvin Wins Pro Bowl

NFL Shield (NFL)(GLENDALE, Az.) -- The NFL's annual All-Star competition concluded with Team Irvin defeating Team Carter 32-28.

Under the leadership of Hall of Fame wide receivers, Michael Irvin and Cris Carter, the NFL's most popular players put on a show for the fans.

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford took home MVP honors for their respective side of the ball.

"I just tried to enjoy it," Watt said, who intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble in the game. "That's what the Pro Bowl is all about, giving the fans a good show. Everybody worked so hard to get here, you want to enjoy yourself and play some good ball. Guys are dancing around and having a good time, that's what it's all about."

Stafford, who tossed two touchdowns and threw for 316 yards in the game, said: "It was a blast. To able to play with the best in the world is a whole lot of fun, and everybody is such good people, too. I am out here having a good time."

This year, the Pro Bowl was held in the host city of the Super Bowl, Glendale, Arizona, taking a one year break from its usual destination of Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Jaguars' Sen'Derrick Marks Rips the Pro Bowl Voting Process

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks is one of the better defensive tackles in the NFL, which is why he's left questioning the NFL as to why he wasn't named to the Pro Bowl.

Now in his sixth season, Marks is having a career year. In 15 games, Marks has 42 tackles and 8.5 sacks, the second most by an interior lineman in the NFL.

Even though Marks was voted in as an alternate, he feels it still taints the process for him.

"I won't hold it in high regards like I used to," he said. "I don't get it. I don't understand it. It's more reputation than based on what you did on the field that season. It's a political thing. It shows that the NFL is all about money. It's not about players and their performances."

It could be possible that Marks was held back due to the fact that he plays for the 3-12 Jaguars, and fan voting makes up one-third of the ballot.

Marks did add if he does wind up getting invited to the game, he would participate.

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NFL Pro Bowl Selections Announced

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NFL has announced its annual list of all-star players who will participate in the Pro Bowl.

The collection of players who were voted on by current players, fans and league executives contained a few surprises and a couple notable snubs -- particularly New York Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Continuing with last season's format change, players no longer represent their conference, but instead are chosen by notable former players. This season Hall-of-Fame wide receivers Chris Carter and Michael Irvin are the captains who will choose from the Pro Bowl roster to create the two teams.

The list of players below are listed by position grouping.

  • Quarterback: Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo
  • Running back: LeVeon Bell, Jamal Charles, Arian Foster, John Kuhn, Marshawn Lynch, LeSean McCoy, DeMarco Murray, Marcel Reese
  • Wide Receiver: Antonio Brown, Dez Bryant, A.J. Green, T.Y Hilton, Calvin Johnson, Julio Jones, Jordy Nelson, Demaryius Thomas
  • Tight End: Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Greg Olsen, Julius Thomas
  • Offensive lineman: Ryan Clady, Jahri Evans, Travis Frederick, Mike Iupati, Jason Kelce, Kyle Long, Nick Mangold, Zach Martin, Jason Peters, Maurkice Pouncey, Josh Sitton, Tyron Smith, Joe Staley, Joe Thomas, Trent Williams, Marshal Yanda
  • Defensive lineman: Calais Campbell, Marcel Dareus, Aaron Donald, Gerald McCoy, Dontari Poe, Robert Quinn, Ndamokung Suh, Cameron Wake, DeMarcus Ware, J.J. Watt, Kyle Williams, Mario Williams
  • Linebackers: Connor Barwin, Elvis Dumervil, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, Luke Kuechley, Clay Matthews, C.J. Mosley, Von Miller, Lawrence Timmons, Bobby Wagner
  • Defensive backs: Kam Channcellor, Vontae Davis, Brent Grimes, Tashaun Gipson, Joe Haden, Chris Harris, Patrick Peterson, Glover Quin, Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman, Aqib Talib, Earl Thoms, T.J Ward, Eric Weddle
  • Special Teamers: Justin Bethel, Stephen Gostkowski, Devin Hester, Kevin Huber, Pat McAfee, Matthew Slater, Darren Sproles Adam Vinatieri.

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Team Rice Wins the Pro Bowl 22-21 

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(HONOLULU) --  Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard touchdown pass with 41 seconds remaining and Carolina Panthers running back Mike Tolbert dove into the end zone for a two-point conversion to give team Rice a 22-21 victory over team Sanders in Sunday's Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

Hall-of-Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders selected the teams earlier in the week in a new draft format meant to improve the annual game. 

Rice's team rallied after Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles hit Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron for a touchdown to give Sanders a 21-14 lead.

The touchdowns scored by Cameron and Murray were the only scores in the second half.  The two teams combined for eight turnovers in what was the lowest scoring Pro Bowl since 2006.

"It was crazy, but we had fun with it," Browns receiver Josh Gordon said. "I loved it and enjoyed it."

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker missed a 67-yard field goal on the game's final play.

Foles was named the game's offensive MVP in a losing effort, while Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson took home defensive MVP honors.

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Former Titans LB Keith Bulluck Charged with Robbery 

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, TN) --  Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck was arrested on a felony robbery charge after a cab driver accused him of stealing money during an argument.

According to a statement released by the Nashville Police Department, 36-year-old Bulluck approached the cab driver outside a bar early Sunday morning.  Police said that after an altercation with the driver, Bulluck took a $100 dollar bill and fled.

Bulluck was later arrested, booked into jail, and released on a $10,000 bond.

The 2003 Pro Bowler is due in court on September 26. 

"I was out with friends last night in Nashville and was taking a cab home," Bulluck said in a statement. "There was a misunderstanding between me and the cab driver about getting my money back for a service not rendered. At 2 a.m., things could easily get lost in translation, but regardless of who was right or wrong, I regret putting myself in that situation."

He retired from the NFL in 2012 after 10 seasons with the Titans and one with the New York Giants.

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Pro Bowl Rosters to Be Determined by Draft 

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images (NEW YORK) --  The Pro Bowl is undergoing many changes that go into effect beginning this season.

Instead of the original AFC-NFC format, the league decided to rule in favor of captains choosing 43 players per team regardless of their conference.

The two leading vote-getters will be named captains and will be assisted by Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders and two fantasy football champions in picking the two teams.

In addition to the draft, the NFL announced that kickoffs will be eliminated from the game as a safety measure.  The ball will be placed at the 25-yard line at the start of the game and after scoring plays, and a coin toss will decide which team gets the ball on the game's first possession.

The two Pro Bowl roster spots normally belonging to kick-return specialists will be eliminated and replaced with an additional spot for a defensive back.

The draft will be held Jan. 22 next year, and the Pro Bowl will be played Jan. 26 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

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Dolphins Sign CB Grimes To One-Year Deal 

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(MIAMI) --  The Miami Dolphins have signed cornerback Brent Grimes to a one-year contract worth $5.5 million, according to league sources.

Grimes played in only one game in 2012 with the Atlanta Falcons.  He sat out the majorty of the year because of an Achilles injury suffered in the season opener.

The 29-year-old Grimes made the Pro Bowl in 2010 and was considered to be one of the top free agents left on the market.

He is the latest signing in what has been a busy offseason for the Dolphins, who have also signed notable free agents Mike Wallace and Dannell Ellerbe, among others.

Grimes has 13 career interceptions in his six NFL seasons. 

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Sources: Eagles Ask Asomugha To Restructure Contract 

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) --  According to NFL sources. the Philadelphia Eagles have asked cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha to restructure his current contract or he will be released by the team.

The 31-year-old cornerback is scheduled to make $15 million in 2013 with $4 million guaranteed.

Asomugha spent 2003-2010 as a member of the Oakland Raiders, being selected to three Pro Bowls in that timespan.  He has been a disappointment since signing a five-year deal worth $60 million with the Eagles in 2011.

The Eagles have gone 8-8 and 4-12 in Asomugha's first two seasons with the team.

Asomugha and the Eagles are expected to meet in Indianapolis at the scouting combine to discuss his contract.

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NFC Rocks AFC in Pro Bowl

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images(HONOLULU) -- Another Pro Bowl filled with plenty of offense and little intrigue - but will it be the last one?

Victor Cruz caugh 10 passes and Russell Wilson threw three touchdowns to help the NFC bury the AFC, 62-35 in the Pro Bowl on Sunday.

Commissioner Roger Goodell threatened to stop playing the game if the quality of play did not improve in this year's version. Last year many of the players were booed for lack of effort.

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph took home MVP honors for having 122 yards receiving, and thought the players did try this year. "Guys were competing, guys wanted to win and guys want to keep the game here," Rudolph said. "That was the point before the game. We want to keep this game rolling for future Pro Bowlers."

The AFC got 205 yards passing from Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, but only rushed for 15 yards in the loss. 

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Terrell Owens Suits Up for First Practice With Seattle Seahawks

Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images(RENTON, Wash.) -- Newly signed wide out Terrell Owens participated in his first practice with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday.

The 38-year-old Owens is attempting a comeback after sitting out the entire 2011 season.

“A lot of people probably don’t expect me to use that word humble,” Owens said. “There’s been a lot of moments in the last two years that had me to face and say that word.”

During his 15-year NFL career, the six-time Pro Bowler has 1,078 receptions for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns.

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