It's without a doubt that Cincinnati will have at least one Pro Bowl player, with wide receiver A.J. Green generating the second-most fan votes at wide receiver. Geno Atkins would have been another, if not for a torn ACL against the Miami Dolphins earlier this year. But those are the breaks.
According to Joe Reedy with the Cincinnati Enquirer, inside linebacker Vontaze Burfict is listed seven, behind Buffalo's Kiko Alonso, Carolina's Luke Kuechly, Dallas' Sean Lee, the San Francisco duo of Navorro Bowman and Patrick Willis and Green Bay's A.J. Hawk.
Burfict doesn't even really care about it.
Said Burfict about the Pro Bowl last week: "I don’t think the Pro Bowl should be in the NFL. That’s an individual thing and this is not an individual sport. You’ve got 10 more guys that are out on the field with you. If they make it to the Pro Bowl then everybody else should make it to the Pro Bowl."
The NFL Network will have a Pro Bowl special Friday Night (9 p.m., ET) announcing the players that earned a spot in the Pro Bowl. The NFL will hold the Pro Bowl "draft" on Jan. 22 and play the game on Jan. 26.