When the Pro Bowl rosters were initially announced, the Indianapolis Colts had no representatives set to play in the all-star game. That has changed thanks to a number of players dropping out, however, and now cornerback Vontae Davis, safety Mike Adams, and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton will all be participating.
Davis was named as a replacement for Denver's Chris Harris, who can't play in the Pro Bowl due to making the Super Bowl (I'm sure he's ok with that). Adams was an injury replacement for Seattle's Kam Chancellor, while Hilton was an injury replacement for Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald. On Wednesday night, all three Colts players were selected by Team Rice in the Pro Bowl Draft, meaning they'll be playing on the same team (and meaning no rematch of the Hilton vs. Davis matchup that we saw last year in the Pro Bowl).
Though the game itself is ridiculed and mocked by most, getting a week in Hawaii hanging out with some teammates and other NFL players isn't a bad opportunity, and it appears the trio of Colts are enjoying the time.
It's a cool honor and opportunity for the three of them, and hopefully it's a tremendous experience this week after a rough year. Vontae Davis, Mike Adams, and T.Y. Hilton had good seasons, however, and they're being rewarded with a trip to Hawaii and the Pro Bowl.
The Pro Bowl will take place on Sunday, January 31 in Honolulu, Hawaii and will be at 7:00 p.m. ET. If you're tuning in for the game, Davis, Adams, and Hilton will all be on Team Rice.