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No Steelers Players Listed As Top Vote-Getters In Early Pro Bowl Voting Results

A few weeks ago the online voting for the 2016 Pro Bowl opened and a set of early returns were released by the league on Wednesday.

So far, no Pittsburgh Steelers players are listed as leading vote-getters at any of the positions and that includes wide receiver Antonio Brown, who currently sits in second place in both receptions (69) and receiving yardage (1,002) behind Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones.

Jones (85,034) is the leading vote-getter so far at the wide receiver position and he is followed by Odell Beckham, Jr. of the New York Giants.

As you would probably expect, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, with 141,750 votes, currently leads all players in balloting. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (120,242 votes) ranks second overall, while Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (114,368 votes) ranks third overall.

The Steelers have sent at least three players to the Pro Bowl in 12 of the last 14 years. They only sent two in 2012 and 2013. Last season, Le’Veon Bell, Maurkice Pouncey, Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, and Lawrence Timmons all went. Roethlisberger and Bell did not participate.

Though unlikely, especially given the number of players that drop out, the last time the Steelers did not send a player to the Pro Bowl was back in 2000. Since its inception in 1951, that is the team’s only occurrence of being left out.

The 2016 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 31, 2016 and televised live on ESPN from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. once again, the Pro Bowl will remain “unconferenced,” with several key playing rules changed. Players will be selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and players and later assigned to Pro Bowl teams via a fantasy football-style draft.

Fan voting for the 2016 Pro Bowl will continue online and on web-enabled mobile phones at www.NFL.com/probowl/ballot until it concludes on Tuesday, December 15. The Pro Bowl players will be announced on Tuesday, December 22 live on NFL Network.

NFL ALL-STAR TOP-TEN VOTE-GETTERS

POS. NAME, TEAM VOTES
QB Tom Brady, New England 141,750
QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay 120,242
QB Andy Dalton, Cincinnati 114,368
RB Devonta Freeman, Atlanta 103,334
TE Rob Gronkowski, New England 101,674
QB Cam Newton, Carolina 94,810
QB Carson Palmer, Arizona 87,838
WR Julio Jones, Atlanta 85,034
WR Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants 80,338
WR Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona 77,709
NFL LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION   
POS. NAME, TEAM VOTES POS. NAME, TEAM VOTES
QB Tom Brady, New England 141,750 DE J.J. Watt, Houston 71,045
QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay 120,242 DE Chandler Jones, New England 51,793
RB Devonta Freeman, Atlanta 103,334 DT Geno Atkins, Cincinnati 54,816
RB Todd Gurley, St. Louis 75,592 DT Aaron Donald, St. Louis 48,125
FB Marcel Reece, Oakland 63,967 OLB Thomas Davis, Carolina 44,834
FB Mike Tolbert, Carolina 60,665 OLB Jamie Collins, New England 42,907
WR Julio Jones, Atlanta 85,034 ILB Luke Kuechly, Carolina 48,591
WR Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants 80,338 ILB Clay Matthews, Green Bay 42,038
TE Rob Gronkowski, New England 101,674 CB Josh Norman, Carolina 64,915
TE Greg Olsen, Carolina 67,734 CB Darrelle Revis, New York Jets 59,278
T Sebastian Vollmer, New England 32,135 SS Charles Woodson, Oakland 46,698
T Bryan Bulaga, Green Bay 27,149 SS Kam Chancellor, Seattle 25,017
G Zack Martin, Dallas 28,158 FS Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona 31,097
G Mike Iupati, Arizona 25,267 FS Earl Thomas, Seattle 25,932
C Ryan Kalil, Carolina 40,353 P Sam Koch, Baltimore 24,576
C Nick Mangold, New York Jets 33,018 P Matt Bosher, Atlanta 17,166
K Stephen Gostkowski, New England 46,071 ST Matthew Slater, New England 21,457
K Justin Tucker, Baltimore 24,491 ST Joe Webb, Carolina 20,194
RS Tyler Lockett, Seattle 23,006
RS Dwayne Harris, New York Giants 17,976
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