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Randall Cobb, Josh Sitton Head List of Surprising Packers Omissions

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 16:  Randall Cobb #18 of the Green Bay Packers is tackled by D.J. Moore #30 of the Chicago Bears after catching a pass for a first down at Soldier Field on December 16, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Packers defeated the Bears 21-13.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Andrew GardaFeatured ColumnistDecember 26, 2012

There were three Packers on the Pro Bowl roster released Wednesday night. There was at least one surprise player who made it.

What's more surprising are the players left off.

Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews making the Pro Bowl makes all the sense in the world, even though Matthews missed a chunk of the season. You can tell what an impact he has on the field and what a lack there is in the defense when he's not.

Of course, you can't argue Rodgers' selection as he is one again one of the best quarterbacks in the entire NFL, forget the NFC.

Jeff Saturday though?

Saturday has had some solid moments, but he just got benched. While it's easy to argue that he was benched in part to see if Evan Dietrich-Smith has what it takes to carry the center position next season, the truth is he's clearly tired and slowing down.

There are several centers doing better than Saturday and while I hate to say anyone is undeserving of a Pro Bowl slot, the truth is there are guys who should be in there instead of him.

Meanwhile, where is Josh Sitton? Randall Cobb, who could have been on special teams at the very least, was absent as well.

I feel like Casey Hayward has a strong argument, except for the fact that Richard Sherman missed as well, and I can't seriously make a case for Hayward over him.

It's hard to be angry over something like the Pro Bowl, especially if the team is hoping they'll be skipping it in favor of the Super Bowl anyway.

That said, there were certainly some surprises in regards to who made it and who didn't from Green Bay.

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