Practicing players: Pro Bowl will be more serious

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Jan 31, 2010; Miami, FL, USA; AFC defensive back Champ Bailey (24) of the Denver Broncos runs with the ball after a turnover during the third quarter of the 2010 Pro Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
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And players on both sides of the Pro Bowl pledged Wednesday to play more determined in a game with a reputation of being taken less seriously than preseason exhibitions or meaningless Week 17 contests.

Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck says as professional football players, he and his colleagues need to take a professional attitude into the game. He says they have an obligation to keep the game going.

Denver cornerback Champ Bailey says players should take the honor of a Pro Bowl seriously because they never know when they will get the opportunity to return.

The future of the game to be held Sunday in Hawaii is uncertain.

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