Players selected to 'Pro Bowl Games' will be required to attend barring a medical issue

2022-10-02 00:19:31 By : Ms. Vicky Chen

The NFL's changes to the Pro Bowl called for an amended agreement between the league and the NFL Players Association.

The biggest notable point agreed to by the NFL and NFLPA: Players selected for The Pro Bowl Games will be required to attend, barring a medical issue, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported on Thursday.

The flag football game will be a 7-on-7 showdown, meaning no linemen will be involved. The linemen will still have something to do, of course, with the agreement listing skill events also taking place at the stadium, but without specific details. Those players will be required to participate in a skill event on Sunday of Pro Bowl week in lieu of the game.

Skills competitions and events will include, but are not limited to dodgeball, best catch, thread the needle and quarterback drills, per the side letter, leaving room for additional creativity on the part of Pro Bowl planners.

Players on the winning team will receive $84,000, while members of the losing side will receive $42,000.

Without a traditional Pro Bowl contact game taking place, the league and the players union needed a formal agreement to determine new requirements for attendance and compensation. It appears these details have been hammered out, and the league can proceed full steam ahead to Las Vegas in early February.

Here’s more from the side letter, which says the flag football game will be 7-on-7 with no linemen. Among the other skills competitions mentioned: Dodgeball, Best Catch, Thread the Needle, and Quarterback Drills. “Players selected will be required to participate in the event.”

The NFL Players Association has terminated the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant involved in Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's concussion check during Miami's game against the Bills on Sept. 25, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported on Saturday.

The Browns star pass rusher has been downgraded to out for Sunday's road game versus the Falcons, the team announced Saturday. Garrett (shoulder, biceps) was initially listed as questionable for the game. keeps you up to date with all of the latest league news from around the NFL. Visit's transaction hub for a daily breakdown.

Despite Mac Jones making an appearance at practice Friday, the quarterback indeed won't play Sunday against the Packers. The Patriots officially ruled out Jones due to the ankle injury suffered in the Week 3 loss to the Ravens.

After weeks of questions about when Michael Gallup would make his return to the field, the wide receiver did not appear on Dallas' injury report Friday. This means logically, he should play in the Cowboys' Week 4 game against the Commanders.

Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel told reporters that Tua Tagovailoa was in the process of wrapping up an MRI, which he described as an extra precaution, and that he had no timetable for his starting QB's return to the field.

Colts All-Pro linebacker Shaquille Leonard has a shot at making his season debut in Week 4 against the Titans. Leonard is officially listed as questionable after "three pretty good days" of practice, coach Frank Reich said Friday.

Myles Garrett's frightening car accident fortunately left him only with minor injuries, and a chance to play on Sunday. Garrett is considered questionable for Cleveland's Week 4 game against Atlanta. keeps you up to date with all of the latest league news from around the NFL. Visit's transaction hub for a daily breakdown.

The Lions are poised to face off against the Seattle Seahawks without two of their top offensive weapons. Coach Dan Campbell ruled out Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle) and added that D'Andre Swift (shoulder, ankle) is unlikely to play as well.

Christian McCaffrey returned to practice on Friday, giving him a chance to play through a thigh injury Sunday versus the Cardinals. The Panthers officially listed the star running back as questionable to play in Week 4.

The Saints are preparing Andy Dalton to start as coach Dennis Allen declared QB Jameis Winston (back, ankle) as doubtful to play vs. the Vikings. Wideout Michael Thomas has been ruled out.

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