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January 16, 2014

Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles to serve as Pro Bowl captain

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will serve as one of four captains for the 2014 Pro Bowl. Charles and Houston defensive end J.J. Watt will be paired as captains for one team and New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees and St. Louis defensive end Robert Quinn will serve as captains for the other team.

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will serve as one of four captains for the 2014 Pro Bowl.

Charles and Houston defensive end J.J. Watt will be paired as captains for one team and New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees and St. Louis defensive end Robert Quinn will serve as captains for the other team.

These four captains, who are the top two leading votegetters on offense and defense from the teams that did not advance to the conference championship round, will help determine rosters for Team Rice and Team Sanders during the first-ever Pro Bowl Draft next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will serve as alumni team captains for the Pro Bowl squads and have final say over draft decisions. They will be assisted by the two player captains.

The 2014 Pro Bowl Draft in Hawaii will be televised on Tuesday and Wednesday on NFL Network at 7 p.m. each night. All 88 Pro Bowl players are expected to be in attendance for Wednesday’s live show.

Charles suffered a concussion in the Chiefs’ AFC playoff loss to Indianapolis on Jan. 4, and his status for the Pro Bowl is uncertain. The Chiefs have seven other Pro Bowlers — linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, safety Eric Berry, defensive tackle Dontari Poe, offensive tackle Branden Albert; cornerback Brandon Flowers, and kick returner Dexter McCluster.

The 2014 Pro Bowl will be played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 and televised by NBC.

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