Clady pulls out of Pro Bowl game

Clady pulls out of Pro Bowl game
January 15, 2013, 6:14 pm
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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is sacked by Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) as Denver Broncos tackle Ryan Clady blocks in the fourth quarter of an AFC divisional playoff NFL football game, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

(APWF)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Ryan Clady has withdrawn from the Pro Bowl because of an injury, presumably the balky shoulder that bothered him during the Denver Broncos' first-round bye but which didn't prevent him from playing in their loss to Baltimore.

Clady will be replaced by Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth.

The Broncos might still get five players to the Pro Bowl because Demaryius Thomas is next in line at receiver.

Thomas would get his first trip to the annual all-star game if New England beats the Ravens in the AFC championship this weekend because Patriots receiver Wes Welker would have to skip the Jan. 27 game to prepare for the Super Bowl.

Thomas would then join teammates Peyton Manning, Von Miller, Champ Bailey and Elvis Dumervil in Honolulu.

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