The Green Bay Packers may not have had any players voted into the Pro Bowl when the roster was initially announced in late December, but it appears as if rookie running back Eddie Lacy will soon be flying to Honolulu for the NFL’s annual all-star game.
By virtue of the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks both advancing to the NFC championship game this past weekend, and running backs Frank Gore and Marshawn Lynch named to the Pro Bowl from those respective teams, one of the two is guaranteed to be playing in the Super Bowl.
There’s been several rule changes to the Pro Bowl this season, such as teams being chosen by captains, the elimination of kickoffs and a quicker play clock among them, but unless there’s been some unpublished changes to the makeup of the rosters, Lacy will take ether Gore’s or Lynch’s spot at the Pro Bowl as a first alternate to the game.
Since the Pro Bowl has been played the week before the Super Bowl, players from the NFC and the AFC representatives do not take part in the Hawaiian all-star game.
No official word has yet come from the NFL or the Packers on this matter.