Pro Bowl: Brady, Moss stay home
Tom Brady and Randy Moss pulled out of the Pro Bowl yesterday, a day after the New England Patriots were beaten in the Super Bowl.
Pro Bowl 2008
» Who: AFC vs. NFC
» Where: Aloha Stadium
» When: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.
» TV: KHON, Ch. 3
» Radio: KKEA, 1420-AM
Brady, who injured his ankle against San Diego in the AFC championship game, was sacked five times by the Giants. He will be replaced by Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson.
Moss will be replaced by disgruntled Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Johnson.
The Patriots said Brady and Moss each opted out because of ankle injuries.
San Diego tight end Antonio Gates and defensive tackle Jamal Williams also decided to skip the All-Star game on Feb. 10 in Honolulu.
Browns tight end Kellen Winslow will go in place of Gates, bringing the number of Browns players in the Pro Bowl to six, the club's most since sending six in 1994. Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Casey Hampton takes Williams' spot on the AFC roster, his third-consecutive trip to Hawaii and fourth overall.