RB Jamaal Charles named Pro Bowl captain

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Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles has been named one of four Pro Bowl team captains, the NFL announced Thursday.

Charles will be paired with Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt for one team, while New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and St. Louis defensive end Robert Quinn captain the other team.

Sep 29, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (25) catches a pass during the first half of the game against the New York Giants at Arrowhead Stadium. Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 29, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (25) catches a pass during the first half of the game against the New York Giants at Arrowhead Stadium. Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL is holding a draft-style selection process this season in a non-conference Pro Bowl.

The team captions, all of whom are the top vote getters on offense and defense from clubs not advancing to the conference championships, will assist NFL alumni and Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders in drafting teams.

However, Rice and Sanders have the final say for draft decisions.

The Pro Bowl draft will air nationally Jan. 21-22 on the NFL Network.

Time slot for Tuesday’s draft is 8-9 p.m. ET, and Wednesday’s draft airs 8-11 p.m. ET.

The 88 players selected to the Pro Bowl are expected to attend Wednesday’s live broadcast, according to the NFL news release.

The 2014 Pro Bowl is scheduled for a 7 p.m. ET kickoff on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, and will be televised by NBC.

Charles is among eight Chiefs players named to the Pro Bowl this season.

Joining Charles in Hawaii are left tackle Branden Albert, safety Eric Berry, outside linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, defensive tackle Dontari Poe, cornerback Brandon Flowers and punt returner Dexter McCluster.