The Pro Bowl rosters

The AFC and NFC rosters, which will change greatly before the 2012 Pro Bowl actually is played, were announced Tuesday night. Brandon Marshall and Jake Long were the two Dolphins players initially chosen to the AFC team.

Here are the NFC and AFC Pro Bowl rosters. (* Denotes starter.)



* Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay

Drew Brees, New Orleans

Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants

Running back

* LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia

Matt Forte, Chicago

Frank Gore, San Francisco


* 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


* Jason Peters, Philadelphia

* Joe Staley, San Francisco Jermon Bushrod, New Orleans


* Jahri Evans, New Orleans

* Carl Nicks, New Orleans

Davin Joseph, Tampa Bay


* Ryan Kalil, Carolina

Scott Wells, Green Bay


Defensive end

* Jared Allen, Minnesota

* Jason Babin, Philadelphia

Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants

Interior linemen

* 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


* 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



Andy Lee, San Francisco


David Akers, San Francisco

Kick returner

Patrick Peterson, Arizona


Corey Graham, Chicago



* Tom Brady, New England

Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh

Philip Rivers, San Diego

Running back

* Ray Rice, Baltimore

Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville

Arian Foster, Houston


*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


* Joe Thomas, Cleveland

* Jake Long, Miami

D'Brickashaw Ferguson, N.Y. Jets


* Logan Mankins, New England

* Brian Waters, New England

Marshal Yanda, Baltimore


* Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh

Nick Mangold, N.Y. Jets


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


* 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



Shane Lechler, Oakland


Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland

Kick returner

Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh


Matthew Slater, New England


Arizona Cardinals (3)

* Larry Fitzgerald, Wide receiver

Patrick Peterson, kick returner

* Adrian Wilson, strong safety

Atlanta Falcons (1)

Tony Gonzalez, tight end

Carolina Panthers (2)

* Ryan Kalil, center

Steve Smith, Wide receiver

Chicago Bears (5)

Lance Briggs, outside linebacker

Matt Forte, running back

Corey Graham, special-teamer

Charles Tillman, cornerback

Brian Urlacher, inside/middle linebacker

Dallas Cowboys (2)

* Jay Ratliff, interior lineman

* DeMarcus Ware, outside linebacker

Detroit Lions (1)

* Calvin Johnson, Wide receiver

Green Bay Packers (7)

Greg Jennings, Wide receiver

* John Kuhn, fullback

* Clay Matthews, outside linebacker

B.J. Raji, interior lineman

* Aaron Rodgers, quarterback

Scott Wells, center

* Charles Woodson, cornerback

Minnesota Vikings (1)

* Jared Allen, defensive end

New Orleans Saints (5)

Drew Brees, quarterback

Jermon Bushrod, tackle

* Jahri Evans, guard

* Jimmy Graham, tight end

* Carl Nicks, guard

N.Y. Giants (2)

Eli Manning, quarterback

Jason Pierre-Paul, defensive end

Philadelphia Eagles (3)

* Jason Babin, defensive end

* LeSean McCoy, running back

* Jason Peters, tackle

San Francisco 49ers (8)

David Akers, place-kicker

Dashon Goldson, free safety

Frank Gore, running back

Andy Lee, punter

* Carlos Rogers, cornerback

* Justin Smith, interior lineman

* Joe Staley, tackle

* Patrick Willis, inside/middle linebacker

Seattle Seahawks (1)

* Earl Thomas, free safety

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1)

Davin Joseph, guard


Baltimore Ravens (7)

* Vonta Leach, fullback

* Ray Lewis, inside/middle linebacker

* Haloti Ngata, interior lineman

* Ed Reed, free safety

* Ray Rice, running back

* Terrell Suggs, outside linebacker

Marshal Yanda, guard

Cincinnati Bengals (1)

A.J. Green, Wide receiver

Cleveland Browns (1)

* Joe Thomas, tackle

Denver Broncos (3)

* Champ Bailey, cornerback

Elvis Dumervil, defensive end

* Von Miller, outside linebacker

Houston Texans (2)

Arian Foster, running back

Johnathan Joseph, cornerback

Indianapolis Colts (1)

* Dwight Freeney, defensive end

Jacksonville Jaguars (1)

Maurice Jones-Drew, running back

Kansas City Chiefs (2)

Tamba Hali, outside linebacker

Derrick Johnson, inside/middle linebacker

Miami Dolphins (2)

* Jake Long, tackle

Brandon Marshall, Wide receiver

New England Patriots (8)

* Tom Brady, quarterback

* Andre Carter, defensive end

* Rob Gronkowski, tight end

* Logan Mankins, guard

Matthew Slater, special-teamer

* Brian Waters, guard

* Wes Welker, Wide receiver

* Vince Wilfork, interior lineman

N.Y. Jets (3)

D'Brickashaw Ferguson, tackle

Nick Mangold, center

* Darrelle Revis, cornerback

Oakland Raiders (3)

Sebastian Janikowski, place-kicker

Shane Lechler, punter

Richard Seymour, interior lineman

Pittsburgh Steelers (5)

Antonio Brown, kick returner

* Troy Polamalu, strong safety

* Maurkice Pouncey, center

Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback

* Mike Wallace, Wide receiver

San Diego Chargers (3)

Antonio Gates, tight end

Philip Rivers, quarterback

Eric Weddle, free safety

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