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Marshal Yanda To Play For Deion's Team


When right guard Marshal Yanda suits up for this year's Pro Bowl, he'll take the field for former Raven Deion Sanders.

Yanda was drafted by Team Sanders Tuesday during the initial stage of the first-ever Pro Bowl draft. The Ravens' two other Pro Bowlers, kicker Justin Tucker and outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, have yet to get picked.

The rest of the draft will be broadcast live by the NFL Network Wednesday at 8 p.m.

The NFL changed the format of its annual all-star game this season, and it no longer features AFC vs. NFC. The teams are now split up based on the draft by the two Hall of Fame captains, Sanders and wide receiver Jerry Rice.

If Suggs ends up getting picked by Rice, then Ravens fans could see the former Defensive Player of the Year line up across from Yanda at times during the game.

This is the third-straight Pro Bowl selection for Yanda and sixth trip for Suggs. Tucker is a first-time Pro Bowler, and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was also selected to his fifth Pro Bowl but was unable to attend because of the birth of his third son.

The Pro Bowl is Sunday, Jan. 26, and will be broadcast on NBC.

Below are the team rosters after the first round of drafting:

Team Deion Sanders
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (captain)
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (captain)
Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy
Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe
Baltimore Ravens G Marshal Yanda
New England Patriots G Logan Mankins
Chicago Bears G Kyle Long
Miami Dolphins C Mike Pouncey
Cleveland Browns C Alex Mack
Oakland Raiders FB Marcel Reece
New England Patriots ST Matthew Slater
Miami Dolphins P Brandon Fields
Carolina Panthers LS J.J. Jansen

Team Jerry Rice
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (captain)
St. Louis Rams DE Robert Quinn (captain)
Dallas Cowboys DT Jason Hatcher
Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus
Buffalo Bills DT Kyle Williams
New Orleans Saints G Jahri Evans
New Orleans Saints G Ben Grubbs
Philadelphia Eagles G Evan Mathis
Carolina Panthers C Ryan Kalil
N.Y. Jets C Nick Mangold
Carolina Panthers FB Mike Tolbert
Arizona Cardinals ST Justin Bethel
St. Louis Rams P Johnny Hekker
Indianapolis Colts LS Matt Overton

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