FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Some of the NFL’s top players have begun preparations for the first Pro Bowl game in Miami since 1975.
AFC stars worked out Wednesday morning at a high school in Fort Lauderdale, and the NFC stars followed. As a one-year experiment, the game has been moved from Honolulu, its home since 1980. It’s also being played the week before the Super Bowl instead of in its customary slot the week after the NFL’s title game.
As usual, however, many Pro Bowl players — more than two dozen — are replacements for those originally chosen. Many of those absent cited injuries, and those taking part in the Super Bowl won’t play. That includes quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.