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Any luster that the Pro Bowl actually had has been destroyed this year, due to the fact that A. it's being held in Miami, not Hawaii, and B. no players from the two Super Bowl teams will be suiting up.

With that being the case, players who were already named are dropping out left and right, with more to come after the championship games on Sunday. For instance, the AFC has already gone through six quarterbacks (Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Phil Rivers, Matt Schaub, Ben Roethlisberger, and if you can believe it, Vince Young), with the potential for a seventh player if Manning makes the Super Bowl. As it stands now, Manning, Young, and Schaub will be the AFC signal callers, with the others bailing for "injury" purposes. By the time the game rolls around, we may see Dennis Dixon in Miami.

And with a crappy setup like that, congratulations go out to Steeler LB LaMarr Woodley, who was just named as a replacement for Texans LB Brian Cushing. Woodley will be joining Casey Hampton and James Harrison for the game in Miami, which will be his first Pro Bowl appearance.

Woodley had a "down and up" season in 2009, with two sacks in the first half and 11.5 in the second half, giving him a career-high 13.5. He also had a career-high 62 tackles in 2009. Given the fact that he is entering the final year of his contract, he picked a good time to have a surge in production, and the postseason notoriety certainly won't hurt when he goes to the bargaining table in the near future.

Steelers' Woodley heading to the Pro Bowl [Trib]

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