Packers Pro Bowl selections join Team Rice together

Posted by Duke Bobber on January 27, 2016 – 8:07 pm

160127-pro-bowl-950Packers Pro Bowl selections found out which teams they were assigned to for Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Pro Football Hall of Fame WRs Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice, serving as team captains, built their rosters for the annual all-star game in a fantasy football-style draft.

LB Clay Matthews (six-time selection), FB John Kuhn (three) and G Josh Sitton (three) were pre-selected to Team Rice prior to the televised Pro Bowl draft. Julius Peppers (nine) joined his Green Bay teammates when Team Rice selected him and named him a starter.

QB Aaron Rodgers received Pro Bowl honors for a fifth time but will not participate due to injury. Raiders QB Derek Carr will replace him.

The Packers coaching staff was assigned to Team Irvin and will be facing off against their Green Bay players.

The Packers announced Wednesday that Head Coach Mike McCarthy will not attend the Pro Bowl in Hawaii because of a stomach illness. Associate Head Coach/Linebackers Winston Moss will assume McCarthy’s head-coaching responsibilities at the game.

Packers on Team Rice
*FB John Kuhn
*LB Clay Matthews
G Josh Sitton
*LB Julius Peppers

Packers on Team Irvin
Packers coaching staff

* Selected as starter


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Packers’ staff selected to coach at 2016 Pro Bowl

Posted by Ryan Hartwig on January 20, 2016 – 11:49 am

160120-kuhn-950The Green Bay Packers’ coaching staff has been selected to coach at the 2016 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced on Wednesday.

The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, and will be televised live on ESPN at 6 p.m. CT.

Head Coach Mike McCarthy and his staff will be assigned to one of the teams following the Pro Bowl Draft — set for Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2 — while Andy Reid and his Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff will lead the other team.

It will mark the fourth time that McCarthy and his Packers staff will have coached at the Pro Bowl.

Pro Football Hall of Famers Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice will serve as NFL Legends captains for their respective Pro Bowl squads, and will select their coaching staff. The Pro Bowl will continue using the revised game format that debuted with the 2014 game, with the NFL Legends captains having final say over Pro Bowl Draft decisions.

The Packers had four players named to this year’s Pro Bowl: FB John Kuhn (third selection), LB Clay Matthews (sixth selection), QB Aaron Rodgers (fifth selection) and G Josh Sitton (third selection).

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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers currently fourth overall in Pro Bowl voting

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 9, 2015 – 1:14 pm

QB Aaron RodgersPackers QB Aaron Rodgers currently ranks fourth overall in the online fan voting for the Pro Bowl with only one week left for fans to vote.

New England QB Tom Brady has collected the most votes thus far (502,913), followed by Carolina QB Cam Newton (473,460), Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton (389,062), Rodgers (359,158) and New England TE Rob Gronkowski (355,271).

The Packers also have one player ranked in the top two in voting at his position, LB Clay Matthews. He has the second-most votes among all inside linebackers, behind only Carolina’s Luke Kuechly.

Voting continues until Tuesday, Dec. 15. Fans can vote by clicking here. The fan vote counts one-third in the selection process, with players and coaches casting their votes late next week. The Pro Bowl players will be announced on Tuesday, Dec. 22, live on NFL Network.

 


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Packers at the 2015 Pro Bowl

Posted by Ryan Hartwig on January 23, 2015 – 2:24 pm

Several Green Bay Packers players are currently in Arizona for the 2015 Pro Bowl. Packers Pro Bowlers in attendance include WR Randall Cobb, FB John Kuhn, LB Clay Matthews, WR Jordy Nelson, CB Sam Shields and G Josh Sitton. QB Aaron Rodgers was also selected but is not participating due to a calf injury.


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Four Packers among leaders as Pro Bowl voting hits final week

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 10, 2014 – 4:35 pm

Four Packers remain among the leaders at their positions in Pro Bowl voting with less than a week to go.

The fan vote counts one-third in the final selections for the Pro Bowl.

QB Aaron Rodgers, WR Jordy Nelson, G Josh Sitton and FB John Kuhn are ranked either first or second at their respective positions currently. Rodgers has earned the second-most votes overall, behind only Denver QB Peyton Manning, while Nelson ranks eighth in voting across the entire league.

Voting continues until Monday, Dec. 15. To vote, click here.

 


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Rodgers third in Pro Bowl fan voting; three Packers lead their positions

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 12, 2014 – 7:15 pm

141112-sitton-300QB Aaron Rodgers has earned the third-most votes overall (280,394) in fan voting for the Pro Bowl. Rodgers trails only Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (359,598) and Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (284,575).

Three Packers lead their positions in fan voting: FB John Kuhn (78,995), G Josh Sitton (55,333) and ST Jarrett Bush (25,224).

Fan voting continues through Monday, December 15.

Voting by the players and coaches has not yet been tabulated. Fan voting counts one-third in the selection process for the Pro Bowl rosters, which will be announced on Tuesday, December 23.

See previous Packers Pro Bowlers here.

CAST YOUR VOTE!


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2015 Pro Bowl voting underway

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 21, 2014 – 12:26 pm

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Online voting for the 2015 Pro Bowl is already underway. Fans can begin voting to select players for the game on Packers.com. Balloting will conclude on Monday, December 15. The Pro Bowl players will be announced Tuesday, December 23 live on NFL Network.

Players will later be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft during the week leading up to the game, which will also air on NFL Network.

The 2015 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2014 and televised live on ESPN at 7 PM CT from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, site of Super Bowl XLIX.

To fill out a ballot, click here.

Pro Bowlers in the McCarthy era
2006: WR Donald Driver, DE Aaron Kampman

2007: T Chad Clifton, WR Donald Driver, *QB Brett Favre, CB Al Harris, DE Aaron Kampman

2008: S Nick Collins, CB Al Harris, *CB Charles Woodson

2009: S Nick Collins, LB Clay Matthews, QB Aaron Rodgers, *CB Charles Woodson

2010: *T Chad Clifton, *S Nick Collins, *WR Donald Driver, *LB A.J. Hawk, *WR Greg Jennings, *LB Clay Matthews, *CB Tramon Williams, *CB Charles Woodson

2011: WR Greg Jennings, *FB John Kuhn, LB Clay Matthews, NT B.J. Raji, QB Aaron Rodgers, C Scott Wells, CB Charles Woodson

2012: *LB Clay Matthews, *QB Aaron Rodgers, C Jeff Saturday, G Josh Sitton

2013 — RB Eddie Lacy

*—selected, but did not play
SELECTED AS STARTERS IN BOLD

See a full list of Packers Pro Bowlers here


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Eddie Lacy started strong in Pro Bowl debut

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 27, 2014 – 10:59 am

RB Eddie Lacy

RB Eddie Lacy

Packers RB Eddie Lacy had to wait until the second half to get into Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Hawaii, but he didn’t waste any time being productive once his number was called.

Lacy blasted his way for 8 yards on his first carry in the third quarter and had 17 yards on his first four rushes before a pair of negative-yardage carries hurt his numbers. He finished with seven carries for 14 yards, plus one reception for 9 yards that helped set up a TD for Team Sanders.

Lacy was the third of Team Sanders’ running backs to see action, following Kansas City’s Jamaal Charles and Washington’s Alfred Morris. Team Sanders lost to Team Rice, 22-21, on a late TD and 2-point conversion.

Prior to Sunday’s game, Lacy chatted with packers.com about his weeklong experience in Hawaii. Click here to read that.

 


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Eddie Lacy on Team Sanders for Pro Bowl

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 23, 2014 – 10:17 am

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Packers RB Eddie Lacy was drafted to be on Team Sanders for Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

For the first time in the Pro Bowl’s history, a draft of players was held with the traditional AFC-NFC format scrapped. Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders were the two GMs, and Lacy was one of three running backs taken by Sanders, along with Kansas City’s Jamaal Charles and Washington’s Alfred Morris.

Sanders selected Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall pick. Lacy is the Packers’ lone representative in the Pro Bowl.


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Eddie Lacy 1st alternate for Pro Bowl; Packers have 7 other alternates

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 27, 2013 – 8:00 pm

RB Eddie Lacy

RB Eddie Lacy

The Packers did not have any players selected for the 2014 Pro Bowl on Friday, as the complete roster of players was announced by the league.

RB Eddie Lacy was named a first alternate. Entering Sunday’s regular-season finale at Chicago, Lacy has 263 carries for 1,112 rushing yards and 10 TDs, all franchise rookie records. Lacy’s yardage total ranks seventh in the league and his rushing TD total is tied for third.

Seven other Packers players were also named alternates. They are FB John Kuhn, QB Aaron Rodgers, G Josh Sitton, LB Clay Matthews, WR Jordy Nelson, and CBs Sam Shields and Tramon Williams.


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