Kapolei, Hawaii (SportsNetwork.com) - Alumni team captains Jerry Rice and
Deion Sanders begin shaping the 2014 Pro Bowl rosters on Tuesday.
Rice won a coin toss at Tuesday's press conference and had his choice of
active player captains, choosing New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees and St.
Louis defensive end Robert Quinn, as the first members of Team Rice, and
leaving Houston defensive lineman J.J. Watt and Kansas City running back
Jamaal Charles as captains for Team Sanders.
Team Sanders led off the draft process by taking Detroit defensive tackle
Ndamukong Suh first and following that up with another pair of interior
linemen, Tampa Bay's Gerald McCoy and Kansas City's Dontari Poe. Team Rice
took Dallas DT Jason Hatcher and a pair of teammates in Buffalo DTs Kyle
Williams and Marcell Dareus.
The other selections made by Team Rice on Tuesday were Brees' teammates in New
Orleans, offensive guards Jahri Evans and Ben Grubbs, along with Philadelphia
Eagles guard Evan Mathis, center Ryan Kalil and fullback Mike Tolbert of the
Carolina Panthers, New York Jets center Nick Mangold, Arizona Cardinals
special teams stalwart Justin Bethel, St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker and
Indianapolis Colts long snapper Matt Overton.
Other selections by Team Sanders were Baltimore Ravens guard Marshal Yanda,
New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins, Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long, Miami
Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack, Oakland
Raiders fullback Marcel Reece, New England Patriots special teamer Matthew
Slater, Miami Dolphins punter Brandon Fields and Panthers long snapper J.J.
The first-ever Pro Bowl Draft will continue on Wednesday with 60 players still
to be selected during a nationally televised three-hour primetime broadcast on
The 2014 Pro Bowl will be played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu on Sunday.
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