Posted by Andy Benoit
Last season the NFL decided to move the Pro Bowl from the week after the Super Bowl to the week before the Super Bowl. The idea was to take the utterly irrelevant All-Star event and make it just regularly irrelevant. It’s been an alright ploy, though a consequence is players from the competing Super Bowl teams cannot compete.
Thus, the league had to replace all of the Steeler and Packer players on the roster. So who did they tap?
For the Packers:
CB Tramon Williams replaced by Antoine Winfield
CB Charles Woodson replaced by Brent Grimes
FS Nick Collins replaced by Roman Harper
OLB Clay Matthews replaced by Brian Orakpo
WR Greg Jennings replaced by Larry Fitzgerald
LT Chad Clifton replaced by Donald Penn
For the Steelers:
OLB James Harrison replaced by Tamba Hali
S Troy Polamalu replaced by Eric Berry
C Maurkice Pouncey replaced by Jeff Saturday
DE Brett Keisel replaced by Randy Starks
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