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Orlando grabs Pro Bowl

Team Irvin’s Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie picks off a pass intended for fellow Giant Odell Beckham in this year’s Pro Bowl.

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Team Irvin’s Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie picks off a pass intended for fellow Giant Odell Beckham in this year’s Pro Bowl.

The Pro Bowl is coming to Orlando. And so are the Miami Dolphins.

The Pro Bowl news was made official Wednesday afternoon during a news conference at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World. The game will be played on Jan. 29 in the week before the Super Bowl, officials said.

In addition to the move from its longtime base in Honolulu, the all-star game will feature an AFC vs. NFC matchup. This is the first time since 2012 that the league is using the traditional format after a three-year experiment that featured NFL legends drafting from pools of Pro Bowl-eligible players.

Practices will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, along with youth football events and a fan fest.

"We are excited to re-imagine the Pro Bowl experience for both fans and players, and to celebrate the game of football at all levels," commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the Dolphins tweeted that they will host the Falcons in an exhibition game at Camping World Stadium (formerly the Citrus Bowl) on Aug. 25 in downtown Orlando.

CONCUSSION SUIT: The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request to reconsider arguments aimed at altering the settlement between the NFL and thousands of former players who said the league hid from them the dangers of concussions. In April, a three-judge panel in the 3rd Circuit unanimously affirmed the approval of the settlement, which provides up to $5 million to individual players with severe neurological diseases.

LAPTOP STOLEN: A laptop containing the medical records of thousands of players was stolen from the car of a Washington trainer last month, the team said in a statement, confirming a story reported by Deadspin. According to a letter from the NFLPA that was obtained by Deadspin, the stolen medical records were of every player who went through the scouting combine from 2004-16, as well as current Washington players. The backpack also contained a zip drive and hard copies of the medical records, the letter said.

WHITE HOUSE VISIT: President Barack Obama will host the Super Bowl champion Broncos on Monday at the White House. Denver won its third Lombardi Trophy in February when it defeated the Panthers 24-10. Receiver Demaryius Thomas wants to deliver a hand-written letter to Obama thanking him for commuting his mother's drug sentence last summer.

BILLS: Receiver Sammy Watkins said he hopes to have the walking boot removed from his surgically repaired left foot today, but there's no timetable for when he'll be cleared for practice.

COWBOYS: Receiver Dez Bryant had X-rays on his surgically repaired right foot and could do more in the remaining organized team activities and minicamp later in the month.

JETS: Receivers Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall returned after their absences at voluntary organized team activities last week fueled speculation that they might be sending a message to the team to re-sign quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

SEAHAWKS: Quarterback Nick Foles skipped his second day of voluntary practice, and coach Jeff Fisher said he hasn't participated in the team's offseason program since it drafted quarterback Jared Goff.

Orlando grabs Pro Bowl 06/01/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 10:09pm]
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