Packers' McCarthy can't coach in Pro Bowl, cites illness

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Packers coach Mike McCarthy pulled out of his Pro Bowl coaching assignment Wednesday, saying doctors have advised him not to travel as he battles a stomach illness.

The Packers said associate head coach Winston Moss will handle head-coaching responsibilities at the Pro Bowl in Honolulu this week, including Sunday's game.

The Packers staff will coach one team and the staff of the Kansas City Chiefs will be on the other sideline. Rosters will be assigned after a Pro Bowl draft set for Wednesday night with Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin serving as the non-playing captains.

Players were selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and players, a format first used in the 2014 game.

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