Falcons' Matt Ryan to sit out Pro Bowl

Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan hurt his non-throwing shoulder in the fourth quarter of Sunday's NFC title game loss. He will not play in this week's Pro Bowl.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan sprained his left shoulder in the closing minutes of the NFC Championship Game and won’t be able to play in Sunday’s Pro Bowl.


Coach Mike Smith says Ryan will need three to four weeks to recover from the injury, which was described as a sprained AC joint to the non-throwing shoulder. No surgery is required.

Smith says Ryan would’ve played if the Falcons had beaten the 49ers and advanced to the Super Bowl in two weeks.

Seattle rookie Russell Wilson will replace Ryan in the Pro Bowl.

• Falcons safeties Thomas DeCoud and William Moore were added to the NFC roster for Sunday’s Pro Bowl.

DeCoud led Atlanta with six interceptions and ranked second in the league among safeties in that category. Moore had 105 tackles, broke up eight passes and had four interceptions. Both are headed to the Pro Bowl for the first time.

The Atlanta duo replaces San Francisco safeties Dashon Goldson and Donte Whitner, who will be preparing for the Super Bowl.


PRO BOWL: Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is replacing New England’s Tom Brady on the AFC roster.

• Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller, defensive tackle Kyle Williams and free safety Jairus Byrd were also added to the AFC roster, replacing Baltimore’s Ray Rice, Haloti Ngata and Ed Reed.

• Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito and defensive tackle Randy Starks were added to the AFC roster.

Incognito replaces Ravens guard Marshal Yanda Starks replaces New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, who will miss the game because of an injury.

• Denver’s Zane Beadles and Demaryius Thomas were added to the AFC squad.

Thomas replaces Wes Welker and Beadles replaces Logan Mankins. The Patriots players withdrew Monday because of injuries.

• Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels was added to the AFC roster.


RAVENS: Jim Caldwell will remain the offensive coordinator next season.

Caldwell moved from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator Dec. 9 after coach John Harbaugh fired Cam Cameron.


EAGLES: Former Browns coach Pat Shurmur is joining Chip Kelly’s staff.

Shurmur, who went 9-23 in two seasons in Cleveland, is expected to become the Eagles’ offensive coordinator.



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