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Haden, Thomas Land on Team Irvin; Whitner Aligns with Team Carter

Joe Haden, Joe Thomas, and Team Irvin will compete against Donte Whitner and Team Carter in the Pro Bowl.

Browns CB Joe Haden (far right) poses for a selfie with Michael Irvin, Robert Quinn, DeMarco Murray, and Charles Woodson.
Browns CB Joe Haden (far right) poses for a selfie with Michael Irvin, Robert Quinn, DeMarco Murray, and Charles Woodson.
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At the conclusion of last night's Pro Bowl draft, the three Cleveland Browns represented in the game had been split up.

The Pro Bowl draft was conducted in two "rounds." The first, the selection of the captains, took place on January 15. Michael Irvin selected Joe Haden as one of his captain in this portion of the draft.

The second half of the draft was conducted last night, as Irvin and Cris Carter picked the rest of their teams, Fantasy Football-style. Receiving advice from their captains, the two chose who will play on their teams in the Pro Bowl on Sunday.

Haden helped Irvin pick Joe Thomas at No. 18 as the second offensive lineman to be selected in the draft. Carter and co. soon swooped in to grab Donte Whitner at No. 25 before Haden could convince Irvin to select his other teammate represented in the draft.

Thanks to the new "unconferenced" system, Haden and Thomas will play on Team Irvin while Whitner competes for Team Carter, meaning that Thomas and Whitner may be on the field at the same time.

According to NFL.com, all three Browns players are currently in the starting lineup.

Tashaun Gipson will not take part in the game in order to protect his injured knee.

Here's hoping that Haden, Thomas, and Whitner also avoid injury.

The Pro Bowl will be televised on ESPN on Sunday at 8 p.m., and the game will take place in Glendale, Arizona at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

The full Pro Bowl roster is available here.