Haden named one of player captains for Pro Bowl

Not only is Browns cornerback Joe Haden in the Pro Bowl for the second time, but he will be one of the player captains for this year's game.

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Browns cornerback Joe Haden has been named as one of the four player captains for the Pro Bowl.

Haden will be paired with Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray while Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will be the player captains for the other team.

Pro Football Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin are this year’s alumni captains for the Jan. 25 game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., which is also the site of Super Bowl XLIX.

Which team Haden will be a part of — Team Carter or Team Irvin — will be determined on Jan. 20 via coin flip. The draft to select the rosters will then be held on Jan. 21.

Haden, who had three interceptions and broke up 20 passes this past season, is taking part in the Pro Bowl for the second time and was one of three Browns selected to the game along with safety Tashaun Gipson and offensive tackle Joe Thomas.

This is the second straight year that the Pro Bowl format is unconferenced and rosters are determined via a player draft.