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Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackle Donald Penn named to NFC Pro Bowl roster

TAMPA — Donald Penn is Hawaii-bound after all.

The Bucs left tackle, who followed his multiyear contract extension with a superb season, told the St. Petersburg Times late Sunday that he was informed he was taking the place of the Packers' Chad Clifton in the Pro Bowl.

With the Packers headed to the Super Bowl, Green Bay players named will miss the all-star showcase, to be played Sunday in Honolulu.

The Bucs had no players on the Pro Bowl roster when final voting was released last month, but Penn was among three Bucs alternates, along with tight end Kellen Winslow and QB Josh Freeman.

At the time, Penn was outspoken about the Bucs being left out despite their 10-6 record. Penn is the first Bucs offensive tackle to make the Pro Bowl and the first Tampa Bay selection since 2008.

MANNING OFFER: The Colts, who have pledged to make quarterback Peyton Manning the league's highest-paid player, met his agent and gave a proposal, ESPN reported. The team and agent Tom Condon met for hours on Thursday, the network said.

HONOR: Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, Bears defensive lineman Israel Idonije and Vikings safety Madieu Williams are the finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. A panel chose them out of 32 nominees, one from each team. Linebacker Adam Hayward was the Bucs' nominee.

BENGALS: Starting quarterback Carson Palmer has asked for a trade, ESPN reported. Palmer, 31, was unavailable for comment, according to the network; he and his wife are expecting the birth of their third child at any time. He's under contract through 2014.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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