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January 16, 2014

Jamaal Charles to be captain in Pro Bowl


NEW YORK —  The active player captains for the 2014 Pro Bowl will be QB Drew Brees, RB Jamaal Charles, DE Robert Quinn and DE J.J. Watt , the NFL announced Thursday. Brees and Quinn will be paired together, while Watt and Charles will work as a duo.

  These four captains, which are comprised of the top two leading vote getters on offense and defense from the teams that did not advance to the Conference Championship round, will help determine rosters for Team Rice and Team Sanders during the first-ever Pro Bowl Draft on January 21-22.

  Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will serve as alumni team captains for the Pro Bowl squads and have final say over draft decisions. The NFL legends will each be assisted by two active player captains and one NFL.com fantasy football champion in the draft process.

  To determine which team owns the first selection in the Pro Bowl Draft, and how the alumni captains will be paired with active player captains, there will be a coin toss on Tuesday morning, January 21, 2014.

  The 2014 Pro Bowl Draft will be nationally televised on January 21-22 with primetime broadcasts on NFL Network on Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST and Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. CST.

  The Pro Bowl Draft will be held in Kapolei, HI. All 88 Pro Bowl players are expected to be in attendance for Wednesday’s live show.

  The 2014 Pro Bowl will be played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The game will be televised live on Sunday, Jan. 26 on NBC at 6 p.m.