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FILE - AFC kicker Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens, right, makes a point-after as AFC punter AJ Cole (6), of the Las Vegas Raiders, holds during the first half of the Pro Bowl NFL football game against the NFC, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Las Vegas.  The NFL is replacing the Pro Bowl with weeklong skills competitions and a flag football game. The new event will be renamed “The Pro Bowl Games” and will feature AFC and NFC players showcasing their football and non-football skills in challenges over several days.   (AP Photo/David Becker, File)

NFL ends Pro Bowl; skills competitions, flag game instead

The NFL is replacing the Pro Bowl with weeklong skills competitions and a flag football game, The Associated Press has learned.

Denver Broncos linebacker Randy Gregory (5) gestures after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was called for a safety during the second half of an NFL football game in Denver, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

49ers out of sync in Garoppolo's 1st start in place of Lance

DENVER (AP) — At first, the San Francisco 49ers were actually relieved that Jimmy Garoppolo stepped out of his own end zone for a safety.

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) is helped off the field after suffering a leg injury with less than two minutes to play in the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Analysis: Backups, be ready. NFL's QB carousel is spinning

The NFL’s quarterback carousel may start spinning a bit faster.

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game in Denver, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Broncos, Wilson edge Niners, Garoppolo 11-10 in prime time

DENVER (AP) — Nine three-and-outs. No touchdown passes. Only 126 yards passing. It was one of the ugliest games of Russell Wilson's storied career.