Sean Taylor, who died Nov. 27 after being shot during a burglary at his Florida home, was voted to the NFC Pro Bowl team posthumously on Tuesday.
The Washington Redskins defensive back got a starting position on the team at free safety. He was having an outstanding season and was among the leaders in fan balloting for a team selected by a combination of fans, players and coaches.
Both conferences were dominated by players from the teams at the top of the standings.
Unbeaten New England had eight players voted to the AFC team, led by quarterback Tom Brady and wide receiver Randy Moss. Dallas, tied for first place with Green Bay in the NFC, had 11, including quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Terrell Owens.
The Packers had four players on the team, including Brett Favre, who will start at quarterback for the NFC. It is the ninth Pro Bowl for the 38-year-old Favre, his first since 2003.
PARCELLS OFFERED JOB WITH FALCONS: Bill Parcells could become the Atlanta Falcons' vice president of football operations, a role that would put him in charge of finding the team's next coach.
Parcells is considering an offer to join the team's front office, a person familiar with the negotiations said on condition of anonymity because talks were ongoing.
ROY WILLIAMS APPEALS SUSPENSION: Tony Romo took it easy on his bruised right hand Tuesday, throwing nothing more than lobs during practice. During all his down time, he might have gotten a good laugh by looking at the merry-go-round playing out in the Dallas Cowboys' secondary.
On one play, suspended-but-appealing safety Roy Williams was with the first team, with backup Keith Davis right behind him.
On the next play, Davis was with the first team, with Williams waiting in the wings.
Williams was told Monday that he has to sit out Dallas' game Saturday night against Carolina as punishment for his third "horse-collar" tackle this season. He appealed Tuesday, and a hearing was set for today. While the delay gave his defenders more time to prepare their case, it left coach Wade Phillips with less time to prepare his defense. He's already hampered by a shorter-than-usual week.
BRONCOS RELEASE PUNTER SAUERBRUN: The Denver Broncos released beleaguered punter Todd Sauerbrun on Tuesday, The Associated Press has learned.
The move was confirmed by a person familiar with the decision who spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement hadn't been made.
The Broncos declined comment but were expected to announce a transaction later in the afternoon. Sauerbrun is the only punter on the Broncos' roster.
BRONCOS' MARSHALL PLEADS NOT GUILTY: Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall pleaded not guilty Tuesday to driving under the influence.
Marshall was arrested in downtown Denver early on the morning of Oct. 22, hours after the Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-28 in Denver.
5 FALCONS FINED: Roddy White and four other Atlanta Falcons were fined by the NFL for violating uniform regulations with tributes to Michael Vick during last week's Monday night game.
Vick, Atlanta's suspended Pro Bowl quarterback, was sentenced to 23 months in prison on federal dogfighting charges the morning of Dec. 10. The Falcons played at home against New Orleans that night.
After scoring a touchdown, White displayed a "Free Mike Vick" T-shirt under his jersey.