Pro Bowl voting now open (LINK)

Jan 27, 2013, Honolulu, HI, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) shake hands after the 2013 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. The NFC defeated the AFC 62-25. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It is finally that time to vote on the 2014 Pro Bowl. It might be ridiculous to start the voting just after Week 7, but the time is here and with no conference restrictions there are even more opportunities for fans to stuff the ballot box and put their favorite hometown players into the Pro Bowl.

Last season the Raiders had just one Pro Bowler, Marcel Reece who was an alternate added to the roster when the Ravens and Pro Bowl fullback, Vonta Leach, made the Super Bowl.

This year the Raiders have more potential Pro Bowl players, a given considering that they are an improved football team compared to last season. Lamarr Houston, safety Charles Woodson, linebacker Kevin Burnett, and cornerback Tracy Porter, wide receiver Denarius Moore, and of course Reece at fullback are realistic candidates if they can get the voting push of the Raider Nation . Terrelle Pryor could even be considered a dark horse at quarterback given his popularity in Oakland and his ever growing highlight reel.

The Pro Bowl players are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts for 33% of the determining of the 88 All-Star players who will be eligible for the Pro Bowl Draft.

The teams will be realigned through a fantasy football-style draft.

The four leading vote getters – comprised of two offensive and two defensive player captains – will be joined by two NFL.com fantasy football champions to draft players according to the remaining most voted upon players.

The fantasy football champions will have Hall of Fame help. Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will serve as alumni team captains, assisting the Pro Bowl team captains and fantasy football champions in the draft process.

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Topics: NFL, Pro Bowl, Pro Bowl Voting

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