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Lindsay is an undrafted player.New England's Tom Brady is the other AFC quarterback, making it for the 14th time. Noticeably missing is the Colts' Andrew Luck.New Orleans, led by quarterback Drew Brees, Dallas and Chicago paced the NFC with five players each. Brees is the starter [url= http://www.saintsjerseyproshop.com/sam-mills-jersey/ ]White Sam Mills Jersey[/url] , backed up by Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers and the Rams' Jared Goff.Buffalo, Oakland and Tampa Bay had no Pro Bowl selections.Pittsburgh and Kansas City each had six players chosen, including such first-timers as Steelers running back James Conner and Mahomes, both having breakthrough years.Cleveland has a first overall draft choice in the game 鈥?not Baker Mayfield, but 2017 top pick Myles Garrett at defensive end."Football is a team game and you can't do it on your own," said Garrett, who leads the Browns with 12陆 sacks. 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Each player on the winning Pro Bowl team receives $67,000, while each player on the losing squad earns $34,000. How's THAT for a halftime adjustment?While the rest of the Buffalo Bills jogged into the locker room at halftime of their game against the Los Angeles Chargers, cornerback Vontae Davis jogged in, then just kept on going.He quit at halftime — a jaw-dropping decision that left his teammates and coaches shaking their heads."Pulled himself out of the game. He communicated to us that he was done," coach Sean McDermott said after the Bills fell 31-20.Later, Davis posted on Twitter that he was, in fact, calling it a career."This isn't how I pictured retiring from the NFL," he wrote. "But today on the field, reality hit me and hard. 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