Watch: The Jared Allen Experience

Yesterday we brought you Jared Allen‘s strategy for taking things slow during Pro Bowl week, but don’t miss him wired for sound and a hlemet-cam during Wednesday’s Pro Bowl practice.

Pro Bowl newbies on high alert for rookie hazing

With Peyton Maning not around to break in the newest Pro Bowlers, the practical joking has taken a backseat to sun tanning and paddle boarding …for now.

Scam Newton? NFC might or might not have a secret weapon

Cam Newton and his teammates were having a little fun at the NFC’s Thursday practice, first sending out the rookie QB to return an Andy Lee punt, then lining the Panthers wide to catch a deep pass from Aaron Rodgers.

Hawaii’s ‘soul surfer’ has a thing for Tebow

Bethany Hamilton, best known for her work as a professional surfer in the wake of a shark attack that took her entire left arm, told a crowd of Pro Bowlers and their families that she has a little crush on, you guessed it, Tim Tebow.

Pro Bowl QBs always in search of the next ring

With a handful of past Super Bowl winners in Hawaii, NFL.com’s Jeff Darlington caught up with a few quarterbacks to talk about their quest for the next one.

Watch: Rivers miked up

Go inside the AFC’s Wednesday practice, where Chargers QB Philip Rivers was miked for sound.

Players permitted to tweet during Pro Bowl

The NFL said Wednesday it will set up a computer on each sideline for the Pro Bowl, where players will be encouraged to use Twitter to communicate with fans, teammates and even opponents during commercial breaks and when their offensive or defensive unit isn’t on the field.

Panthers WR Smith flies teammates to Hawaii

The Panthers are well represented in Honolulu. Cam Newton, Steve Smith and Ryan Kalil are here, and Smith decided to fly out his fellow wide receivers as well.

Jackson: No word from Chargers on new deal

While reports suggest A.J. Smith now is “comfortable” exploring a long-term deal for Vincent Jackson, the Chargers wide receiver said he has yet to speak to the general manager himself.

Cross-Bay rivalry makes this Pro Bowl a ‘special’ one

49ers punter Andy Lee put it best when he said, “There must be something in the water” in the Bay Area. That’s the only explanation as to why, for likely the first time ever, the kicking units for the NFC and AFC each come from two teams from one area: 49ers and Raiders.

Woodson: Playoff success all about momentum

According to Packers CB Charles Woodson, the key to making it to the Super Bowl is peaking at the right time.

Big Ben: Ankle swollen but all right

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, who walked with a slight limp during Wednesday’s practice, swears his injured ankle is healed enough for him to play in Sunday’s Pro Bowl.

Allen and the art of going half speed

Vikings DE Jared Allen, who only knows one speed during the regular season, says slowing things down during Pro Bowl week is an art form he has perfected over the years.

Players unanimous: Keep Pro Bowl in Hawaii

Speaking at Tuesday the Pro Bowl news conference, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said the state “will do everything we can” to keep the NFL’s all-star game, a notion heavily supported by players on hand.

It takes all kinds

NFL.com’s Jeff Darlington takes a look at the different mix of personalities participating in this year’s game, as evidenced by the three quarterbacks oin the NFC’s roster.

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