It appears that Roger Goodell's claim about the NFL considering the cancellation of the Pro Bowl might actually be legitimate. ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that the game is likely to be suspended because it isn't really a game at this point.
Many players who will be selected during this week's NFL draft are regarded as future Pro Bowl selections, but the game itself likely will be suspended this season and beyond, according to league sources.
Beyond 2013, another league source believes the Pro Bowl is "DOA (dead on arrival)."
Even if the game isn't played, the NFL would still do voting on Pro Bowl selections. This would allow players to still be honored and for contract incentives to still be given out.
For what it's worth, NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth tweeted that the Pro Bowl is an "important tradition" and the players are "in talks with the league to improve and preserve the game for our players and fans." Personally, I don't see the value in trying to preserve something like this unless drastic changes are made, and I'm not even sure how you could make drastic changes and continue this as a football game.