The Cardinals are going to have a safety play in the Pro Bowl after all, now that free safety Antrel Rolle has been named to replace the Saints’ Darren Sharper in Sunday’s game. Sharper, of course, had to bail now that his team is in the Super Bowl. Strong safety Adrian Wilson had been named a starter, but he is skipping the game with his wife due to give birth very soon. Rolle will join Darnell Dockett in the game, after Wilson, Larry Fitzgerald (knee) and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (knee) all bowed out.
A total of 14 Pro Bowlers were lost yesterday when the Colts and Saints each made the Super Bowl and their players were ruled out. And I’d expect a host of the many Vikings and perhaps Jets to step away too, given how close the Pro Bowl is to their championship game loss, which includes Brett Favre. In theory, the door could open for Kurt Warner, but I’m not so sure — given his situation of deciding on his football future — that he’d be jumping to play in the game himself.
UPDATE: Tony Romo has been named to the Pro Bowl to replace Favre (Donovan McNabb replaced Drew Brees), so whether Warner was an alternate behind Romo or Warner just turned it down, it doesn’t matter — Kurt won’t play in Miami.
Tags: Adrian Wilson, Antrel Rolle, Darnell Dockett, DRC, Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Pro Bowl
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