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So much for that good idea, no Prime Time in Pro Bowl

2012 NFL Combine

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Hall of Famer and NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders looks on during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Joe Robbins

Oh, well. So much for a good traveshamockery.

Pro Bowl captain Deion Sanders declared his intent to “SUIT UP” in the Pro Bowl earlier today, but it wasn’t nearly as fun as we were hoping.

A league spokesman tells PFT that Sanders won’t be playing in the all-star game, but that he and fellow captain Jerry Rice “will be spending the full week with their clubs beyond the draft, attending practices, on the sidelines for gameday.”

Maybe he’s still battling that “rare and unusual” toe problem, which has left him with a rather unique index toe.

Frankly, that’s a shame, as Sanders presence would have diminished not at all the credibility of the game, since it had none to begin with. He’d at least have been an interesting sideshow, and might have milked more of a performance out of the stars of today.