Curious as to which players will actually take the field in the 2011 Pro Bowl? Here's a guide, via the Saints' website, to which players are actually in Hawaii to comprise the final 2011 Pro Bowl rosters and will play in today's game.
First, an overview of who's not playing. Injuries have knocked out a slew of stars.
The following players will not play in the Pro Bowl because of injury: Tom Brady, Patriots; Lance Briggs, Chicago; Dwight Freeney, Colts; Antonio Gates, Chargers; Andre Johnson, Texans; Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars; Nick Mangold, Jets; Shaun O'Hara, Giants; Jason Peters, Eagles; Ed Reed, Ravens; Asante Samuel, Eagles; Richard Seymour, Raiders; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Brian Urlacher, Bears; Patrick Willis, 49ers.
Vikings defensive lineman Kevin Williams will miss the Pro Bowl for personal reasons.
And, of course, players preparing for Super Bowl XLV will also be missing the Pro Bowl.
The following players will not play in the Pro Bowl because they are participating in Super Bowl XLV: Chad Clifton, Packers; Nick Collins, Packers; James Harrison, Steelers; Greg Jennings, Packers; Brett Keisel, Steelers; Clay Matthews, Packers; Troy Polamalu, Steelers; Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers; Tramon Williams, Packers; Charles Woodson, Packers.
That leaves these final rosters.
Reggie Wayne, Colts; Brandon Lloyd, Broncos; Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs; Wes Welker, New England; Joe Thomas Cleveland; D'Brickashaw Ferguson, New York Jets; Matt Light New England; Kris Dielman, San Diego; Logan Mankins, New England; Brian Waters Kansas City; Jeff Saturday, Indianapolis; Alex Mack, Cleveland; Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville; Zach Miller, Oakland; Philip Rivers, San Diego; Peyton Manning, Indianapolis; Matt Cassel Kansas City; Arian Foster, Houston; Jamaal Charles, Kansas City; Chris Johnson, Tennessee; Vonta Leach, Houston.
Haloti Ngata, Baltimore; Vince Wilfork, New England; Kyle Williams, Buffalo; Cameron Wake, Miami; Terrell Suggs, Baltimore; Shaun Phillips, San Diego; Ray Lewis, Baltimore; Jerod Mayo, New England; Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland; Darrelle Revis, New York Jets; Devin McCourty, New England; Brandon Meriweather, New England; Michael Griffin, Tennessee; Eric Berry, Kansas City
Long snapper: John Denney, Miami; punter: Shane Lechler, Oakland; kicker: Billy Cundiff, Baltimore; kick returner: Marc Mariani, Tennessee; special teamer: Montell Owens, Jacksonville.
Roddy White, Atlanta; Calvin Johnson, Detriot; DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia; Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona; Jordan Gross, Carolina; Tyson Clabo, Atlanta; Donald Penn, Tampa Bay; Jahri Evans, New Orleans; Chris Snee, New York Giants; Carl Nicks, New Orleans; Andre Gurode, Dallas; Ryan Kalil, Carolina;, Jason Witten, Dallas; Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta; Michael Vick, Philadelphia; Matt Ryan, Atlanta; Drew Brees, New Orleans; Michael Turner, Atlanta; Adrian Peterson, Minnesota; Steven Jackson, St. Louis; Ovie Mughelli, Atlanta
Julius Peppers , Chicago; John Abraham, Atlanta; Justin Tuck, New York Giants; Jay Ratliff, Dallas; Justin Smith, San Francisco; Darnell Dockett, Arizona; DeMarcus Ware, Dallas; Brian Orakpo, Washington; Jon Beason, Carolina; Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans; London Fletcher, Washington; DeAngelo Hall, Washington; Brent Grimes, Atlanta ;Antonio Winfield, Minnesota; Antrel Rolle, New York Giants; Adrian Wilson, Arizona; Roman Harper, New Orleans
Long snapper: Zak DeOssie, New York Giants; punter: Mat McBriar, Philadelphia; kicker: David Akers, Philadelphia; kick returner: Devin Hester, Chicago.