Tom Brady leads all players in Pro Bowl fan votes; Cam Newton 2nd

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tom Brady leads all players in fan balloting for the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl, the league announced Wednesday.

The New England Patriots quarterback has342,471 votes from fans on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is second overall with 298,754 votes.

Fan voting continues through Dec. 15. Those vote totals will be combined with voting by coaches and players (cast on Dec. 18), and the final results will be announced Dec. 22.

The game in 2016 again will use the revised format that removes conference affiliation with two teams constructed via a Pro Bowl draft, which will be televised on ESPN2 on Jan. 27. Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin are the NFL Legends captains for the game.

The game will be played on Jan. 31 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and will be televised on ESPN.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is third in the voting (277,104), followed by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (254,253).

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has the most votes among non-quarterbacks with 244,448, the fifth most overall. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is sixth (243,451).

The rest of the top 10 includes Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (220,026), New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (212,741), Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (209,306) and St. Louis Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley (204,309).

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