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No Bears selected to Pro Bowl

Posted Dec 22, 2015

For the first time since 1998, the Bears did not have a player voted to the Pro Bowl.

For the first time since 1998, the Bears did not have a player voted to the Pro Bowl.

The selections were announced Tuesday night on NFL Network.

The 2016 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 31, and televised live on ESPN at 6 p.m. (CT) from Aloha Stadium in Hawaii.

For the third straight year, the Pro Bowl was not determined by conference. Gone is the AFC vs. NFC match-up that existed from 1971-2012. Instead, players were selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and players.

Players will be assigned to two teams during the 2016 Pro Bowl Draft on ESPN2 on Wednesday, January 27 at 7 p.m. (CT).

Three of the four players on the Bears roster who have been voted to Pro Bowls with the team have been bothered by injuries this season.

Receiver Alshon Jeffery has been limited to nine games due to calf, groin, shoulder and hamstring injuries. Running back Matt Forte missed three contests with a knee injury. And tight end Martellus Bennett is on injured reserve with fractured ribs.