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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to skip Pro Bowl, Eli Manning will take his place

The NFL Pro Bowl might be the most worthless All-Star game of them all, and there is a strong likelihood no members of the Steelers will be playing in the game.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were fortunate enough to have three players make the NFL's All-Star game, the Pro Bowl. Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and David DeCastro were all selected to represent the team at their respective positions.

Brown, due to a concussion suffered against the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card round of the AFC Playoffs, has already said he won't be playing in the meaningless football game, and he isn't alone. It should come as a surprise to no one that Ben Roethlisberger won't be attending the game due to a shoulder injury suffered in the same playoff game vs. Cincinnati. Eli Manning of the New York Giants will take his place on the roster.

That leaves DeCastro as the lone player to represent the black and gold in the Pro Bowl. At Mike Tomlin's season ending press conference he spoke of DeCastro needing his ankle "scoped" or "cleaned out" due to injuries sustained to the guard throughout the season. With that news, it seems like the fans of the Steelers won't have to worry at all about watching the Pro Bowl, as there won't be any Steelers even participating.