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Buccaneers again shut out of NFL Pro Bowl

TAMPA Despite their surprising 9-6 record, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been shut out of the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive season.

Tampa Bay and Seattle were the only NFC clubs without a representative Tuesday, when the NFL announced the voting results.

Veteran cornerback Ronde Barber was denied a sixth Pro Bowl berth.

Other Buccaneer notables shut out were cornerback Aqib Talib, who had six interceptions before a season-ending hip injury Dec. 5; left tackle Donald Penn and rookie wide receiver Mike Williams.

Josh Freeman, the ninth-rated passer in the league, also was denied as the Eagles' Michael Vick was named the NFC starter and the Saints' Drew Brees and Matt Ryan of Atlanta were named to the squad.



Quarterbacks: * Tom Brady, New England, Philip Rivers, San Diego, Peyton Manning, Indianapolis

Running Backs: * Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville, Arian Foster, Houston, Jamaal Charles, Kansas City

Fullback: * Vonta Leach, Houston

Wide Receivers: * Andre Johnson, Houston, * Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis, Brandon Lloyd, Denver, Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City

Tight Ends: * Antonio Gates, San Diego, Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville

Centers: * Nick Mangold, N.Y. Jets, Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh

Guards: * Kris Dielman, San Diego, * Logan Mankins, New England, Brian Waters, Kansas City

Tackles: * Jake Long, Miami, * Joe Thomas, Cleveland, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, N.Y. Jets


Defensive Ends: * Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis, * Robert Mathis, Indianapolis, Jason Babin, Tennessee

Interior Linemen: * Haloti Ngata, Baltimore, * Vince Wilfork, New England, Richard Seymour, Oakland

Inside-Middle Linebackers: * Ray Lewis, Baltimore, Jerod Mayo, New England

Outside Linebackers: * James Harrison, Pittsburgh, * Cameron Wake, Miami, Terrell Suggs, Baltimore

Cornerbacks: * Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland, * Darrelle Revis, N.Y. Jets, Devin McCourty, New England

Strong Safety: * Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh

Free Safeties: * Ed Reed, Baltimore, Brandon Meriweather, New England


Punter: Shane Lechler, Oakland

Kick-return specialist: Marc Mariani, Tennessee

Place-kicker: Billy Cundiff, Baltimore

Special-teamer: Montell Owens, Jacksonville



Quarterbacks: * Michael Vick, Philadelphia, Matt Ryan, Atlanta, Drew Brees, New Orleans

Running Backs: * Michael Turner, Atlanta, Adrian Peterson, Minnesota, Steven Jackson, St. Louis

Fullback: * Ovie Mughelli, Atlanta

Wide Receivers: * Roddy White, Atlanta, * Calvin Johnson, Detroit, DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia, Greg Jennings, Green Bay

Tight Ends: * Jason Witten, Dallas, Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta

Centers: * Andre Gurode, Dallas, Shaun O'Hara, N.Y. Giants

Guards: * Jahri Evans, New Orleans, * Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants, Carl Nicks, New Orleans

Tackles: * Jason Peters, Philadelphia, * Jordan Gross, Carolina, Chad Clifton, Green Bay


Defensive Ends: * Julius Peppers, Chicago, * John Abraham, Atlanta, Justin Tuck, N.Y. Giants

Interior Linemen: * Ndamukong Suh, Detroit, * Jay Ratliff, Dallas, Justin Smith, San Francisco

Inside-Middle Linebackers: * Patrick Willis, San Francisco, Brian Urlacher, Chicago

Outside Linebackers: * Clay Matthews, Green Bay, * DeMarcus Ware, Dallas, Lance Briggs, Chicago

Cornerbacks: * Asante Samuel, Philadelphia, * Charles Woodson, Green Bay, DeAngelo Hall, Washington

Strong Safety: * Adrian Wilson, Arizona

Free Safeties: * Nick Collins, Green Bay, Antrel Rolle, N.Y. Giants


Punter: Mat McBriar, Dallas

Kick-return specialist: Devin Hester, Chicago

Place-kicker: David Akers, Philadelphia

Special-teamer: Eric Weems, Atlanta

*-denotes starter

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