Voting for the 2013 Pro Bowl has been underway for about three weeks, and the early returns are in.
Quarterback Peyton Manning leads all vote-getters for the all-star game with 376,981 votes, and therefore is first in line at his position on the AFC squad.
Plenty more Broncos are among the top-five at their respective positions in the AFC, including outside linebackers Von Miller and Wesley Woodyard, who are one and two among AFC vote-getters.
The Broncos also have two wide receivers near the top of AFC voting — Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker are currently ranked Nos. 4 and 5 at their position.
Fullback Chris Gronkowski is currently No. 5 at his position, tight end Jacob Tamme is No. 5 at his position, Ryan Clady is No. 3 among AFC tackles, Zane Beadles is the second-highest vote-getter among AFC guards, center Dan Koppen is currently fourth in votes at his position, defensive end Elvis Dumervil ranks second, Champ Bailey is third among AFC cornerbacks, Rahim Moore is the fifth AFC free safety, Matt Prater is the No. 4 kicker, Britton Colquitt is the No. 4 punter, Trindon Holliday is the No. 5 returner and David Bruton is the No. 4 AFC special-teamer.
Voting is still open and will wrap up on Monday, Dec. 17 at the end of all Week 15 games. Fans can vote as many times as they want.
The teams will be announced at 5 p.m. MST Wednesday, Dec. 26 on NFL Network’s “Total Access”. The rosters are decided by a combination of votes from fans, players and coaches, with each group’s consensus vote counting as one third towards the final list.
The 2013 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 and televised live on NBC at 5 p.m. MST from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.
Last season, Denver sent six players to Hawaii. Rookie Von Miller made his first appearance along with defensive end Elvis Dumervil, cornerback Champ Bailey, running back Willis McGahee, tackle Ryan Clady and safety Brian Dawkins. McGahee totaled 43 all-purpose yards, Miller notched six tackles and a sack and Bailey recovered a fumble and made three takcles.
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