Phillip Lindsay’s first professional football season began with no invite to the NFL Combine, a non-selection in the NFL Draft, and last-place spot on the Broncos’ five-man running back depth chart.It quickly catapulted to Lindsay making the Broncos’ 53-man roster, to starting tailback, to three, 100-yard rushing games, and to now a Pro Bowl berth. Woody Paige: Mike Shanahan could be back with Broncos if not for Joe Ellis, sources sayLindsay became the first NFL offensive player in history to make the Pro Bowl as an undrafted rookie when the former standout of Denver South High School and the University of Colorado learned Tuesday he had been honored with a berth in what is the NFL all-star game.Lindsay will be joined on the AFC Pro Bowl roster by Broncos linebacker Von Miller.Read more at 9news.com. … [Read more...] about Broncos rookie Phillip Lindsay makes NFL history with Pro Bowl selection
Steven Ruiz For The Win Published 6:13 PM EST Dec 12, 2018 I suppose the Detroit Lions were almost obligated to campaign for Matthew Stafford to make the Pro Bowl. He is the highest-paid and most notable player on the roster. But he's also having a down year, so maybe it would have been best for Detroit to not send this tweet ... Well, the Lions sent the tweet and it did not receive the feedback they were probably hoping for. The tweet got more replies than retweets. Here's a sampling of how fans responded ... and remember, the Lions are just two years into the five-year, $135 million contract Stafford inked last offseason, which looked like a mistake at the time and an even bigger one now. Trending Lions stories: Lions mailbag: Time to part ways with Ziggy Ansah; Stafford for Cousins? Lions coach: Don't call Jarrad Davis inconsistent Was the Lions' win over Cardinals boring? Well, get used to it … [Read more...] about Lions try to get Matt Stafford to Pro Bowl, everybody laughs
By Jon Becker | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: December 2, 2018 at 5:00 am | UPDATED: December 2, 2018 at 7:50 am Colin Kaepernick can’t even get an invite from an NFL team, but could the former 49ers quarterback somehow find his way onto a Pro Bowl roster? That may be a stretch, but it won’t be for a lack of effort on the part of Kaepernick supporters on Twitter. The NFL is inviting fans to cast their votes via Twitter and Kap’s camp is making a push to get the free agent to Orlando for the Pro Bowl on Jan. 28. Unlike the NFL’s official ballot, fans can cast a vote for players on Twitter who aren’t listed on the ballot by using the hashtag #ProBowlVote and writing the player’s name on the tweet. Judging by Twitter traffic, there seems to be quite a movement to rock the vote for Kaepernick, with his girlfriend one of his biggest proponents. Get the votes going!!!! Colin Kaepernick supporters plan to rock the … [Read more...] about Could Colin Kaepernick actually be voted to Pro Bowl?
Fans of Colin Kaepernick are said to be organizing an effort to put the former quarterback on the 2018 Pro Bowl roster. The player most renowned for inventing the anthem protests has not played a regular season game since the end of the 2016 season, but Kaepernick supporters are gathering to vote him into this coming game, according to Pro Football Talk.The NFL recently launched a social media hashtag campaign, #ProBowlVote, to give fans the opportunity to suggest a player who is not on the current list of prospects for the game and fans of the former San Francisco 49ers player intend to get him on the roster using that hashtag. Thus far, the NFL has not responded to the Kaepernick campaign nor confirmed if Kaepernick would even be eligible if his name came out with the most social media votes. Traditionally only active league players have been included in the Pro Bowl. However, Pro Football Talk notes that at least one other sport did allow a retired player back in a show game when … [Read more...] about Supporters Planning to Vote Colin Kaepernick into 2018 Pro Bowl
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 3:13 PM EST Nov 21, 2018 Allen Park -- The NFL released its first round of Pro Bowl balloting and not one Detroit Lions player was listed among the top 10 in voting at his position. Not quarterback Matthew Stafford, cornerback Darius Slay or run-stuffing nose tackle Damon Harrison. Not wide receiver Kenny Golladay or rookie running back Kerryon Johnson, not even kicker Matt Prater. The fan vote has always been a popularity contest with a heavy dose of recency bias. So when your team starts 1-3 on the year, and stumbles to 3-6, it doesn't help generate national buzz about your players. The Lions have historically struggled to get players selected to the league's annual all-star game, although they managed to send three -- Slay, return man Jamal Agnew and guard T.J. Lang -- to last year's Pro Bowl. More: Bears' Trubisky doubtful; Lions' Johnson, Jones ruled out A handful of former Lions players cracked the top-10 lists … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions shut out in first batch of Pro Bowl voting