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The NFL announced the roster for the Pro Bowl tonight. The game will take place on Jan. 29, the week before the Super Bowl, in Hawaii. These are the initial rosters, as some players will opt out of the game and players from the Super Bowl teams will not participate.

For the AFC, here are the Pro Bowlers, with asterisks on the starters:

Quarterback

* Tom Brady, New England
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh
Philip Rivers, San Diego

Running back

* Ray Rice, Baltimore
Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville
Arian Foster, Houston

Fullback

* Vonta Leach, Baltimore

Wide receiver

* Wes Welker, New England
* Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh
A.J. Green, Cincinnati
Brandon Marshall, Miami

Tight end

* Rob Gronkowski, New England
Antonio Gates, San Diego

Tackle

* Joe Thomas, Cleveland
* Jake Long, Miami
D'Brickashaw Ferguson, N.Y. Jets

Guard

* Logan Mankins, New England
* Brian Waters, New England
Marshal Yanda, Baltimore

Center

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* Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh
Nick Mangold, N.Y. Jets

Defense

Defensive end

* Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis
* Andre Carter, New England
Elvis Dumervil, Denver

Interior linemen

* Haloti Ngata, Baltimore
* Vince Wilfork, New England
Richard Seymour, Oakland

Outside linebacker

* Terrell Suggs, Baltimore
* Von Miller, Denver
Tamba Hali, Kansas City

Inside/midde linebacker

* Ray Lewis, Baltimore
Derrick Johnson, Kansas City

Cornerback

* Darrelle Revis, N.Y. Jets
* Champ Bailey, Denver
Johnathan Joseph, Houston

Free safety

* Ed Reed, Baltimore
Eric Weddle, San Diego

Strong safety

* Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh
Special teams

Punter     Shane Lechler, Oakland
Placekicker     Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland
Kick returner     Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh
Special teamer     Matthew Slater, New England

For the NFC, the Pro Bowlers are, with starters asterisked:

Quarterback

* Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
Drew Brees, New Orleans
Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants

Running back

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* LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia
Matt Forte, Chicago
Frank Gore, San Francisco

Fullback

* John Kuhn, Green Bay

Wide receiver

* Calvin Johnson, Detroit
* Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona
Steve Smith, Carolina
Greg Jennings, Green Bay

Tight end

* Jimmy Graham, New Orleans
Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta

Tackle

* Jason Peters, Philadelphia
* Joe Staley, San Francisco
Jermon Bushrod, New Orleans

Guard

* Jahri Evans, New Orleans
* Carl Nicks, New Orleans
Davin Joseph, Tampa Bay

Center

* Ryan Kalil, Carolina
Scott Wells, Green Bay

Defense

Defensive end

* Jared Allen, Minnesota
* Jason Babin, Philadelphia
Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants

Interior linemen

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* Justin Smith, San Francisco
* Jay Ratliff, Dallas
B.J. Raji, Green Bay

Outside linebacker

* DeMarcus Ware, Dallas
* Clay Matthews, Green Bay
Lance Briggs, Chicago

Inside/midde linebacker

* Patrick Willis, San Francisco
Brian Urlacher, Chicago

Cornerback

* Charles Woodson, Green Bay
* Carlos Rogers, San Francisco
Charles Tillman, Chicago

Free safety

* Earl Thomas, Seattle
Dashon Goldson, San Francisco
Strong safety

* Adrian Wilson, Arizona

Special teams
Punter     Andy Lee, San Francisco
Placekicker     David Akers, San Francisco
Kick returner     Patrick Peterson, Arizona
Special teamer     Corey Graham, Chicago

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