NFL RUSH

Watch the highlights from the New Orleans SaintsΒ victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 9 of the 2017 NFL season.
Drew Brees completed 81.2 percent of his passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns, extending the Saints winning streak to six!

Saints 30

Buccaneers 10
Denver Broncos strong safety T.J. Ward celebrates his sack of QB Philip Rivers with teammate linebacker Von Miller!

Will the Broncos defense hold down the Chargers?

Denver Broncos safety T.J Ward is voted the 68th-best player in the NFL!
Whoa! Is T.J. Ward floating on the field?! Name this move!
Have you ever wondered how T.J. "The Boss" Ward got his nickname?

Well, it all started when T.J. was playing college football in Oregon. Some of his teammates saw him using it as his video gamer tag and then started calling him "The Boss." But nowadays T.J. feels like the nickname is more fitting because he carries himself like a boss on the field.

Do you think T.J. will show the Patriots who's boss in the AFC Championship? Let us know in the comments below.

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Did you watch the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl draft last night?

Captains Michael Irvin and Cris Carter picked some super-duper squads. Check out the highlights here.

Which of the two squads do you think will win?

The 2015 NFL Pro Bowl kicks-off this Sunday at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN.

Team Carter Team Irvin
QB
Andrew Luck, Drew Brees, Andy Dalton Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford
RB
Jamaal Charles, Justin Forsett, Alfred Morris, John Kuhn C.J. Anderson, Mark Ingram, DeMarco Murray, Marcel Reece
WR
A.J. Green, T.Y. Hilton, Jordy Nelson, Antonio Brown Odell Beckham Jr., Golden Tate, Emmanuel Sanders, Randall Cobb
TE
Martellus Bennett, Greg Olsen Jimmy Graham, Jason Witten
OT
Joe Staley, Duane Brown, Ryan Clady Joe Thomas, Tyron Smith, Trent Wiliams
G
Evan Mathis, Mike Pouncey, Josh Sitton Kyle Long, Zach Martin, Marshall Yanda
DE
J.J. Watt, Mario Williams, Calais Campbell Robert Quinn, Cameron Wake, DeMarcus Ware
DT
Marcell Dareus, Dontari Poe, Kyle Williams Geno Atkins, Aaron Donald, Sheldon Richardson
OLB
Justin Houston, Connor Barwin, Tamba Hali Elvis Dumervil Clay Matthews, Von Miller
ILB
C.J. Mosley, Lawrence Timmons Luke Kuechly, D'Qwell Jackson
CB
Patrick Peterson, Aqib Talib, Antonio Cromartie, Sam Shields Vontae Davis, Brent Grimes, Joe Haden, Chris Harris Jr.
S
Antoine Bethea, Glover Quin, Donte Whitner Eric Weddle, Mike Adams, T.J. Ward
P
Pat McAfee Kevin Huber
PK
Cody Parkey Adam Vinatieri
RS
Devin Hester Darren Sproles
ST
Justin Bethel Darrell Stuckey
LS
Jon Dorenbos L.P. Ladouceur
Poll: Which player are you most surprise didn't make the Pro Bowl?

The 2015 NFL Pro Bowl players have been announced.

But what team are they on?

Remember, the Pro Bowl teams are now chosen via draft! The Pro Bowl Draft airs on Wednesday, January 21 on NFL Network (8:00 PM ET). Pro Football Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin are this year's alumni team captains and they will take turns drafting player to their teams.

QUARTERBACKS:
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys

RUNNING BACKS
Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
Demarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys

FULLBACKS
John Kuhn, Green Bay Packers
Marcel Reece, Oakland Raiders

WIDE RECIEVERS
Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
T.Y. Hilton of Indianapolis Colts
Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

TIGHT ENDS
Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots
Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN
Ryan Clady, Denver Broncos
Jahri Evans, New Orleans Saints
Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys
Mike Iupati, San Francisco 49ers
Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles
Kyle Long, Chicago Bears
Nick Mangold, New York Jets
Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys
Jason Peters, Philadelphia Eagles
Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Steelers
Josh Sitton, Green Bay Packers
Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys
Joe Staley, San Francisco 49ers
Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns
Trent Williams, Washington Redskins
Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
Calais Campbell, Arizona Cardinals
Marcell Dareus, Buffalo Bills
Aaron Donald, St. Louis Rams
Gerald Mc Coy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dontari Poe, KLansas City Chiefs
Robert Quinn, St. Louis Rams
Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions
Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins
Marcus Ware, Denver Broncos
J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
Mario Williams, Buffalo Bills
Kyle Williams, Buffalo Bills

LINEBACKERS
Connor Barwin, Philadelphia Eagles
Elvis Dumervil, Denver Broncos
Tamba Hali, Kansas City Chiefs
Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs
Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers
Von Miller, Denver Broncos
C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens
Lawrence Timmons, Pittsburgh Steelers
Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks

DEFENSIVE BACKS
Kam Chancellor, Seattle Seahawks
Vontae Davis, Indianapolis Colts
Tashaun Gipson, Cleveland Browns
Brent Grimes, Miami Dolphins
Joe Haden, Cleveland Browns
Chris Harris, Denver Broncos
Glover Quin, Detroit Lions
Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals
Darrelle Revis, New England Patriots
Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks
Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos
T.J. Ward, Denver Broncos
Eric Weddle, San Diego Chargers

SPECIAL TEAMS
Justin Bethel of Arizona Cardinals
Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
Devin Hester, Atlanta Falcons
Kevin Huber, Cincinnati Bengals
Pat McAfee, Indianapolis Colts
Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles
Matthew Slater, New England Patriots
Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts

Catch the 2015 Pro Bowl on Sunday, January 25, 2015 on ESPN at 8:00 PM ET.

Bradley Roby - Aqib Talib - T.J. Ward - Demarcus Ware

They might have lost the Super Bowl, but did the Denver Broncos make the most impactful moves this offseason to improve their team?

The "NFL Total Access" crew reviews the NFL's busy off season and gives their answers.

What do you think? Post a comment and let us know which team you think had the best moves this offseason.

Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward is voted the 85th-best player in the NFL by his peers on "Top 100 Players of 2013."

MONDAY MORNING UPDATE While you were out playing 60 this weekend, all 32 NFL teams were hard at work improving their rosters.     Check out the latest and let us know: who did the best?   Staying Home   The Saints re-resigned OT Zach Strief.   The Patriots re-signed WR Julian Edelman and signed WR Brandon LaFell.   The Jets re-signed LB Calvin Pace.   Moving On   The Colts signed WR Hakeem Nicks.   The Browns signed

MONDAY MORNING UPDATE

While you were out playing 60 this weekend, all 32 NFL teams were hard at work improving their rosters.

Check out the latest and let us know: who did the best?

Staying Home

The Saints re-resigned OT Zach Strief.

The Patriots re-signed WR Julian Edelman and signed WR Brandon LaFell.

The Jets re-signed LB Calvin Pace.

Moving On

The Colts signed WR Hakeem Nicks.

The Browns signed RB Ben Tate.

The Eagles signed S Nate Allen.

The Giants signed CB Walter Thurmond.

The Broncos signed WR Emmanuel Sanders.

Rumors

WR Lance Moore is visiting with the Steelers.

QB Brandon Weedenand DE Jared Allen are speaking with the Cowboys.


FRIDAY NIGHT UPDATE

Free agent Friday fun fest! The action keeps happening furiously fast. Which of these moves do you the like the best...or not like at all?

Staying

The Bears re-signed Charles Tillman.

The Packers resigned DT B.J. Raji.

The Vikings resigned WR Jerome Simpson.

The Buccaneers signed C Evan Dietrich-Smith.

Going

The Dolphins signed DB Cortland Finnegan and G Shelly Smith.

The Ravens signed WR Steve Smith.

The Titans have signed Michael Oher.

Rumors

The Dallas the Cowboys are looking at DE Julius Peppers.

WR Emmanuel Sanders is talking to the 49ers and the Chiefs.

DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is talking to both the Jets and the Giants.


FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE

Did you sleep well last night? Because while you were dreaming of puppy dogs and cotton candy, several NFL teams were shaking, baking and deal-making.

Be sure to leave a comment about which teams are making the best moves.

Staying

The Ravens re-signed LB Daryl Smith.

The 49ers re-signed CB Tarell Brown.

The Lions re-signed TE Brandon Pettigrew.

Moving

The Titans signed LB Wesley Woodyard.

Rumor Mill

LB Brandon Spikes is talking with the Bills today. Stay tuned.

DE Henry Melton is deciding between the Cowboys and the Seahawks.

OT Donald Penn is close to signing with the Raiders.

WR Julian Edelman will visit the 49ers today.


THURSDAY NIGHT UPDATE

The moves just keep coming in this free agent free-for-all. What do YOU think?

Staying

The Bills re-signed TE Scott Chandler.

The Jaguars re-signed DE Jason Babin.

Going

The Cardinals signed WR Ted Ginn and LB Matt Shaughnessy.

The Raiders signed DT Justin Tuck and DE/OLB LaMarr Woodley.

The Redskins signed DTs JasonHatcher and Clifton Geathers and LB Darryl Sharpton.

The Vikings signed DB Captain Munnerlyn.

The Colts signed C Phil Costa.

The Chargers signed QB Kellen Clemens.

Not Sure

TE Brandon Pettigrew is reportedly nearing a deal with Jets.

WR Andrew Hawkins is on the verge of a deal with the Browns.


THURSDAY MORNING UPDATE

The big moves keep coming! Let us know what you think in comments.

Staying

In a bizarre series of events, OT Rodger Saffold failed his physical with the Raiders and then was re-signed, and passed his physical, by the Rams.

The Ravens re-signed WR Jacoby Jones.

Going

WR Steve Smith was released by the Carolina Panthers. Some team is going to get a great "catch" there.

CB Darrelle Revis signed with the Patriots. Wow.

The New York Jets signed WR Eric Decker.

The Eagles traded for RB Darren Spoles and signed CB Nolan Carrol.

The Buccaneers made yet another big move by signing OT Anthony Collins.

The Jaguars signed DE Chris Clemonsand DT Ziggy Hood.

The Redskins signed DB Tracy Potter.

Not Sure, Yet

WR Hakeem Nicks has visited the Panthers, Colts and Chargers.

The Giants are reportedly talking with WR Ted Ginn.

Wednesday Update

Some big moves today! How is your team doing? Any of these moves surprise you? Let us know in the comments.

STAYING PUT

The Dolphins re-signed DT Randy Starks.

The Ravens re-signed WR Jacoby Jones.

The Giants have re-signed LB Jon Beason.

The Seahawks have re-signed DT Tony McDaniel.

ON THE MOVE

Wow! The Broncos continued their massive talent build-up by signing Pro Bowl DE DeMarcus Ware.

The Lions signed WR Golden Tate.

The Buccaneers signed QB Josh McCown.

The Vikings signed DT Linval Joseph.

GOODBYES

The Buccaneers released DB Darrelle Revis.

The Browns released QBs Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell.



TUESDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE

It's on! The first day of Free Agency hit like an all-pro linebacker, as teams rushed to add the best available players to their rosters.

Surprise...Darren McFadden is staying with the Raiders! But a bunch of other players landed on new teams, check it out below.

Players Staying

The Ravens have re-signed OT Eugene Monroe.

The Colts have re-signed DB Vontae Davis.

The Raiders have re-signed RB Darren McFadden.

Players Moving

The Falcons signed DT Paul Soliai, DE Tyson Jackson and G Jon Asamoah.

The Browns signed LB Karlos Dansby and S Donte Witner.

The Dolphins signed OT Branden Albert and DT Earl Mitchell.

The Cardinals signed OT Jared Veldheer.

The Raiders signed OT Rodger Saffold.

The Jaguars signed G Zane Beadles.

The Buccaneers signed DE Michael Johnson.

The Chicago Bears signed DE Lamarr Houston.

The Colts signed LB Arthur Jones.

The Titans signed KR Dexter McCluster.

The Broncos have signed S T.J. Ward.

The 49ers signed S Antoine Bethea.

The Eagles signed S Malcom Jenkins.

The Giants signed RB Rashad Jennings and LB O'Brien Schofield.

The Redskins signed WR Andre Roberts.

Which team made the best Free Agent pick-up so far? Tell us in comments!



TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE

In the calm before tonight's storm of transactions, we have a couple of updates to give you on players re-signing with their current teams ... and a few other rumors to whet your appetite.

Players staying with their current teams

DONE DEALS

The Bengals have re-signed KR Brandon Tate.

The Colts have re-signed K Adam Vinatieri for two more years.

The Giants re-signed a trio of players: DB Trumaine McBride, RB Peyton Hillis and G Kevin Boothe.

The Redskins have re-signed LB PerryRiley.

The Lions are not letting RB Joique Bell get away; they signed him to a two-year extension.

The Falcons have resigned Jonathan Babineaux.

RUMORS

If there are not able to strike a trade, the Buccaneers are expected to release DB Darrelle Revis.

Word on the street has the Panthers and WR Steve Smith parting ways.

The Buccaneers are rumored to have a deal in place with DE Michael Johnson.

It looks like the Redskins will be signing WR Andre Roberts.

The Colts and the Steelers are the favorites to land LB Arthur Jones.

Bears are actively pursuing DE Lamarr Houston.



MONDAY UPDATE

As expected, the weekend saw a flurry of activity...but the real fun begins tonight at midnight. That's when free agent players are officially able to sign with other teams. Stay tuned, it's going to get crazy!

A bunch of teams resigned their stars before they could test the free agent waters, most notably the Seahawks resigning star defensive end Michael Bennett.

Check out who else is staying with their current team:

Done Deals


DE Michael Bennett resigned with the Seahawks.

LB D'Qwell Jackson resigned with the Colts.

CB Sam Shields resigned with the Packers.

DB Brent Grimes resigned with the Dolphins.

QB Chad Henne resigned with the Jaguars.

QB Matt Cassel resigned with the Vikings.

WR Anquan Boldin resigned with the 49ers.

WRs Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper both resigned with the Eagles.

TE Dennis Pittare signed with the Ravens.


Rumors

The Dolphins appear on the verge of signing OT Branden Albert.

The Cardinals are the early favorite to sign LT Jared Veldheer.

The Colts are close to a deal to keep DB Vontae Davis.

The Jets are hoping to sign S T.J. Ward.

T Eugene Monroe is expected to resign with the Ravens.


Whoa...I Didn't Expect That

RB Rashard Mendenhall announced his retirement.

DB Antonio Cromartie was released by the Jets.

The NFL's version of The Wild West begins this Saturday at noon, as hundreds of NFL players will be free to sign with any team that offers them a contract. Think of it as a massive fantasy football swap meet with teams bidding on the players of their choice.

It's going to be crazy! Lucky for you, we've got this handy-dandy NFL RUSH Free Agent Tracker for you. We will constantly update with all the free agent action, so check back often.


We've listed our top 10 offensive and defensive free agents below. Tell us in comments which one you want for your team!

Top 10 Offensive Free Agents

Top 10 Defensive Free Agents

1. Eugene Monroe

2. Branden Albert

3. Ben Tate

4. Eric Decker

5. Hakeem Nicks

6. Knowshon Moreno

7. Julian Edelman

8. Darren McFadden

9. Maurice Jones-Drew

10. Michael Vick

1. Jairus Byrd

2. Michael Johnson

3. Aqib Talib

4. Alterraun Verner

5. Lamarr Houston

6. Michael Bennett

7. Vontae Davis

8. T.J. Ward

9. Randy Starks

10. Karlos Dansby

Be sure to tune into the NFL Network this weekend to catch all of the action!

Wow! It’s been a wild week of players changing teams, re-signing with their own teams and, in some cases, finding themselves without a team at all.     There are still a lot of deals to be done, so the moves are far from over.     So who did well? Below is our opinion...use the comments to tell us yours.   Best Moves   Broncos:  Denver came into the offseason looking to tighten up their defense.  With the signing of DE DeMarcus Ware an

Wow! It’s been a wild week of players changing teams, re-signing with their own teams and, in some cases, finding themselves without a team at all.  

 

There are still a lot of deals to be done, so the moves are far from over.  

 

So who did well? Below is our opinion...use the comments to tell us yours.
 

Best Moves

 

Broncos:  Denver came into the offseason looking to tighten up their defense.  With the signing of DE DeMarcus Ware and DBs Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward, we think they are looking pretty tight.  Mission accomplished!

 

Buccaneers:  Tampa Bay did more in three days than most teams do in a year.  DE Michael Johnson, CB Alterraun Verner and QB Josh McCown will help new coach Lovie Smith and the Buccaneers quest for the playoffs next season.

 

Patriots:  Acting quickly after losing Aqib Talib, New England pounced on all-pro CB Darrelle Revis, one of the best shutdown corners in the NFL.

 

 

Best Available Offensive Players

 

 

Best Available Defensive Players

 

  1. RB Ben Tate

  2. WR Hakeem Nicks

  3. WR Julian Edelman

  4. OT Michael Oher

  5. WR Steve Smith

  6. QB Michael Vick

  7. RB Knowshon Moreno

  8. WR Emmanuel Sanders

  9. RB LeGarrette Blount

  10. RB Maurice Jones-Drew

  1. DE Jared Allen

  2. DT B.J. Raji

  3. DT Henry Melton

  4. DE Julius Peppers

  5. DB Antonio Cromartie

  6. LB Brandon Spikes

  7. CB Charles Tillman

  8. LB Shaun Philips

  9. DE Anthony Spencer

  10. DE Corey Wotten

 

Poll. Who was the biggest winner of the first day?

Wow, where do we even begin?  With over 40 deals announced -- 20 in a 30-minute period! -- it’s safe to say yesterday was a busy day for the players, teams and fans of the NFL. 

 

Defense and protecting the QB were the names of the game on day one. So who's doing the best so far?

 

Denver Broncos

Can you say "all in?"  That describes the Broncos moves to make sure they not only make it to next year’s Super Bowl, but they come home as champions.  They signed two of the top available players in Pro Bowl CB Aqib Talib and S T.J. Ward.  It’s been widely reported that they are the favorites to add Pro Bowl DE DeMarcus Ware.  

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Don’t look now, but the Buccaneers have put together a defense that might just rate up there with the Seahawks and 49ers.  They added Pro Bowl DEs Michael Johnsonand Clinton McDonald to a line that already has Pro Bowl DT Gerald McCoy. They then snatch up CB Alterraun Verner to go along with last year’s free agent signing, SDashon Goldson, and young studs S Mark Barron and CB Jonathan Banks

 

Atlanta Falcons

For a team wanting to get tougher on both lines, the re-signing of DT Jonathan Babineaux, the addition of G Jon Asamoah and DTs Tyson Jackson and Paul Soliai would suggest they did just that.

 

Offensive Tackles

Eugene Monroe (Ravens), Branden Albert (Dolphins), Jared Veldheer (Cardinals) and Rodger Saffold (Raiders) we all quickly signed to big money long-term deals within the first hours of the signing period.   Not too long after the intial flurry, Austin Howard (Raiders) was another offensive tackle heading to a new team.

 

Safeties 

Considered by many as the crown jewel of this year’s free agency class, Pro Bowl S Jairus Byrd signed a 5-year contract with the Saints.  He joined other coveted safeties T.J. Ward (Broncos), Louis Delmas (Dolphins), Mike Mitchell (Steelers), Ryan Mundy (Bears), and Stevie Johnson (Giants) who were added to rosters around the league.

 

Poll. If your team could add one of these players, which would you choose?

The 2014 -15 NFL season is ONLY seven months away!  How is your team going to improve enough to win Super Bowl XLIX?

 

There are three ways to do it:

 

1. Draft some stud college players when the NFL Draft begins on Thursday, May 8th 
2. Pull off a blockbuster trades

3. Sign an awesome Free Agent

 

NFL RUSH draft coverage will begin in the next few weeks, and you know we'll cover any big trades.

 
But what about the Free Agents?  Below is our short list of the best platers available...which one is perfect for your team?
 

Leave us a comment and tell us why you hope that your team adds one of these NFL stars during this offseason.

 

1.  Jimmy Graham (TE) - New Orleans Saints

Size, speed and awesomeness are Jimmy's specialties.  He tallied 1,215 receiving yards and 16 TDs last year...think your team could use that?

 

2. Eric Decker (WR) – Denver Broncos

If you like big, fast wide receivers with sticky hands, Eric's your guy.  He's 6'3", 214 lbs., and catches footballs like they're chocolate-chip cookies.

 

3. Greg Hardy (DE) – Carolina Panthers

Greg, aka the “Kraken,” unleashed the fury for 15 sacks last season. 15!!!  At 6'4", 280 lbs.,, he's an imposing force of nature who could make any team's defense better. 

 

4. Brian Orakpo (LB) – Washington Redskins

Close you eyes for a second.  Imagine your favorite team’s current defense.  Okay, now imagine that same defense with one of the leagues best pass-rushing LBs, Brian Orakpo.  Better, right?

 

5. T.J. Ward (S) – Cleveland Browns

Young, athletic strong safeties are in short supply in the NFL.  Ward covers TEs and RBs like a wet blanket and tackles like a mack truck.  Yes, your defense could use him.

 

Poll. Which is the better NFL Pro Bowl Squad?

The first ever fantasy-style draft was held to determine the rosters of the two teams playing in this year's NFL Pro Bowl game.   NFL legends Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders served as the captains and took turns choosing players for each squad.

 

Fantasy-licious!

 

Take a look at the two teams below and let us know which team you think has the best chance of winning on Sunday.

 

TEAM RICE TEAM SANDERS  

QB Drew Brees, Saints

QB Philip Rivers, Chargers

QB Alex Smith, Chiefs

WR Josh Gordon, Browns

WR Alshon Jeffery, Bears

WR Brandon Marshall, Bears

WR Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals

TE Jimmy Graham, Saints

TE Tony Gonzalez, Falcons

RB LeSean McCoy, Eagles

RB DeMarco Murray, Cowboys

RB Matt Forte, Bears

FB Mike Tolbert, Panthers

T Joe Thomas, Browns

T Tyron Smith, Cowboys

T Jordan Gross, Panthers

G Jahri Evans, Saints

G Ben Grubbs, Saints

G Evan Mathis, Eagles

C Ryan Kalil, Panthers

C Nick Mangold, Jets 

DE Robert Quinn, Rams

DE Cameron Jordan, Saints

DE Cameron Wake, Dolphins

DT Jason Hatcher, Cowboys

DT Marcell Dareus, Bills

DT Kyle Williams, Bills

OLB Justin Houston, Chiefs

OLB Robert Mathis, Colts

OLB John Abraham, Cardinals

ILB Vontaze Burfict, Bengals

ILB Derrick Johnson, Chiefs

CB Joe Haden, Browns

CB Brandon Flowers, Chiefs

CB Antonio Cromartie, Jets

CB Alterraun Verner, Titans

S Eric Reid, 49ers

S Jairus Byrd, Bills

S Antrel Rolle, Giants 

ST Justin Bethel, Cardinals

PR Dexter McCluster, Chiefs

K Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots

P Johnny Hekker, Rams

LS Matt Overton, Colts

QB Andrew Luck, Colts

QB Cam Newton, Panthers

QB Nick Foles, Eagles

WR A.J. Green, Bengals

WR Dez Bryant, Cowboys

WR Antonio Brown, Steelers

WR DeSean Jackson, Eagles

TE Jason Witten, Cowboys

RB Jamaal Charles, Chiefs

RB Eddie Lacy, Packers

FB Marcel Reece, Raiders

T Trent Williams, Redskins

T Duane Brown, Texans

T Branden Albert, Chiefs

G Marshal Yanda, Ravens

G Logan Mankins, Patriots

G Kyle Long, Bears

C Mike Pouncey, Dolphins

C Alex Mack, Browns

DE J.J. Watt, Texans

DE Greg Hardy, Panthers

DE Mario Williams, Bills

DT Ndamukong Suh, Lions

DT Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers

DT Dontari Poe, Chiefs

OLB Brian Orakpo, Redskins

OLB Tamba Hali, Chiefs

OLB Terrell Suggs, Ravens

ILB Luke Kuechly, Panthers

ILB Paul Posluszny, Jaguars

CB Patrick Peterson, Cardinals

CB Darrelle Revis, Buccaneers

CB Brent Grimes, Dolphins

CB Tim Jennings, Bears

S Eric Berry, Chiefs

S Eric Weddle, Chiefs

S T.J. Ward, Browns

ST Matthew Slater, Patriots

PR Cordarrelle Patterson, Vikings

K Justin Tucker, Ravens

P Brandon Fields, Dolphins

LS J.J. Jansen, Panthers

 

 

 

Don’t miss the  NFL Pro Bowl this Sunday at 7:30PM ET on NBC.

 

Poll. Will the Bears make the playoffs?

The Chicago Bears scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to rally past the Cleveland Browns, 38-31.

 

Bears QB Jay Cutler looked great in his return, throwing for 265 yards and 3 TDs.  WR Brandon Marshall had 6 catches for 95 yards and 1 TD, while RB Matt Forte gained 127 tough yards on the ground.

 

The Browns defense scored on a 44-yard interception return by Tashaun Gipson and a 51-yard fumble return by T.J. Ward, but it was not enough for the win.

 

 

This year, the Pro Bowl is going to be a little different. Just a brief recap of the new format: Two legendary players, Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice are going to draft teams out of players that we vote to the Pro Bowl. They are going to draft not even caring about conference or team - it will just be about the players in it. After that, we can finally see a rejuvenated Pro Bowl. I think that it is a lot better to be unconferenced with teammates going against each other. I think that it is a

This year, the Pro Bowl is going to be a little different. Just a brief recap of the new format: Two legendary players, Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice are going to draft teams out of players that we vote to the Pro Bowl. They are going to draft not even caring about conference or team - it will just be about the players in it. After that, we can finally see a rejuvenated Pro Bowl. I think that it is a lot better to be unconferenced with teammates going against each other. I think that it is also cool that the two leading vote getters will be captains for each of the teams.

 

My ballot is a little biased because I am a Texans fan, but this my current ballot for some of the important positions:


QB- Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo, Phillip Rivers, Matt Stafford, and Drew Brees
RB- Arian Foster, LeSean McCoy, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Forte, Jamaal Charles, Knowshon Moreno
WR- Victor Cruz, Eric Decker, A.J. Green, Dez Bryant, DeSean Jackson, Andre Johnson, Brandon Marshall, Torrey Smith
TE- Jordan Cameron, Antonio Gates, Jimmy Graham, Julius Thomas
DE- Chandler Jones, Jordan Cameron, Shaun Phillips, J.J. Watt, Mario Williams, Muhammad Wilkerson
Linebacker- Kiko Alonso, James Laurenitis, Sean Lee, Paul Pouslunzy, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, Ryan Kerrigan, Whitney Mercillus, Robert Mathis, Terrel Suggs
Cornerback-Brandon Carr, Tim Jennings, Kareem Jackson, Jonathan Joseph, Richard Sherman, Aqib Talib, Charles Tillman, Alterraun Verner,
Safety- T.J. Ward, Major Wright, Eric Reid, Earl Thomas

Now that you have seen my ballot, I want to do some explaining of my ballot. You are probably wondering why Tom Brady isn't on my ballot. I just don't think that he has been one of the top six quarterbacks this year. I think that he will make it because of popularity. I think that he might be able to make it onto my weekly ballot if he can step it up for the rest of the year.

 

I think that Andrew Luck isn't on there because he just doesn't have the stats. I want to put him on there, but I need to see some performance the rest of the year.

 

I think that Frank Gore deserved a spot, but he just didn't have enough room. He can earn his way on if Arian Foster is out for awhile.

 

Someone who may be a surprise on my ballot is Torrey Smith. He has been average on the Ravens offense, but has tallied 629 yards, and has been a great go-to man on a dysfunctional Ravens receiving corp.

Now that you know my ballot, I want your opinion on what you think of it. I also want to know what I messed up on and what I got right. Also, who do you have on your ballot? Tell me in the comments, and let's keep looking forward to the new look 2014 Pro Bowl.

 

Matthew H