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Rosters for the upcoming Pro Bowl will be announced Wednesday during a specially televised event on the NFL Network.
Complete rosters for the 2013 Pro Bowl will be announced Wednesday during a specially-televised event on the NFL Network, the league announced last week. Each of the respective 43-man rosters for the AFC and NFC squads will be revealed during the "NFL Total Access Pro Bowl Selection Show," scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.
Unlike other All Star Games, the Pro Bowl uses a combination of votes from fans, players and coaches to determine the rosters for each squad, with each group contributing one-third of the final tally. Fan voting ended last week on Dec. 17, but the league's players and coaches filled out their ballots on Dec. 20-21.
Given their relatively disappointing regular seasons, the Giants and Jets didn't see their players perform especially well in the fan vote. Only one player on either team, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, led all players at his given position in his respective conference.
Cruz hasn't been quite as prolific in his second professional season, but he still managed to notch more votes than receivers with more impressive numbers such as the Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson and the Chicago Bears' Brandon Marshall. Cruz has 82 catches for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns this year.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning received the most votes in the fan ballots with 993,045 votes, beating out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's 908,099 votes. The leading players in the NFC were Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (828,225 votes) and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (777,827 votes).