Woodson pulls out of Pro Bowl

He is replaced by Ronde Barber; Anquan Boldin's injured hamstring could put Greg Jennings into the annual all-star game.

The Green Bay Packers are down to one Pro Bowler with cornerback Charles Woodson bowing out of the NFL's annual all-star, the league announced on Tuesday.

Woodson, who earned his fifth Pro Bowl nod and first since 2001, tied for the NFC lead with seven interceptions with Pro Bowl Packers safety Nick Collins. A reason for Woodson pulling out of the game was not given, though it's likely related to the broken toe that prevented him from practicing for about half of the season.

Tampa Bay's Ronde Barber will take Woodson's place.

Meanwhile, if the injured hamstring that kept Arizona Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin out of last week's playoff victory over Carolina remains an issue, he'll likely pull out of the Feb. 8 game. The first alternate at receiver for the NFC is the Packers' Greg Jennings.

Bill Huber is publisher of Packer Report and PackerReport.com and has written for Packer Report since 1997. E-mail him at packwriter2002@yahoo.com.

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