NEW YORK — J.J. Watt and Rob Gronkowski are unanimous selections for the 2014 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team announced Friday.

Houston’s Watt did it in an unusual manner. He was listed on all 50 ballots by a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league, with 45 of the votes for defensive end and the other five for defensive tackle. So he actually was a first-team end and a second-team tackle in gaining his third straight selection.

No such confusion for New England’s Gronkowski, who grabbed all the votes for tight end.

“He’s, I think, when you say a kid playing the game, that’s him,” Patriots safety Devin McCourty said. “He don’t care about anything, stats, if we’re up or down, he’s playing one way. He’s playing hard and you can tell he’s just having fun with his friends on the field.”

Dallas led all teams with four All-Pros, including guard Zach Martin, the only rookie on the squad. League rushing leader DeMarco Murray, tackle Tyron Smith and wide receiver Dez Bryant made it.

Seattle and Pittsburgh each had three All-Pros. There were 16 AFC players and 11 from the NFC.

PACKERS: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was held out of practice as the Green Bay Packers returned to work Friday.

Rodgers, selected to All-Pro team on Friday, is recovering from a calf injury.

The Packers practiced after Coach Mike McCarthy gave the players most of the week off with Green Bay having a bye in the first round of the playoffs.

Rodgers injured his left calf late in the first half of Green Bay’s final regular-season game last Sunday, then returned to the game midway through the third quarter to lead the Packers to a 30-20 win over the Detroit Lions.

COLTS: Coach Chuck Pagano said right guard Hugh Thornton will not play Sunday against Cincinnati.

Pagano ruled out Thornton following Friday’s practice. Thornton missed four of the last five regular-season games with injuries and played just 18 snaps in the regular-season finale before hurting his right shoulder.

He’ll join right tackle Gosder Cherilus on the sideline Sunday. Cherilus went on injured reserve Wednesday.

STEELERS: Le’Veon Bell’s injured right knee won’t be ready in time for Saturday’s wild-card game against Baltimore.

Coach Mike Tomlin ruled his star running back out of the first round of the playoffs on Friday after Bell missed a third straight day of practice.

Bell hyperextended the knee in last Sunday’s AFC North-clinching win over Cincinnati. Tomlin said Bell wouldn’t play unless he was healthy enough to protect himself.

BENGALS: Receiver A.J. Green didn’t practice on Friday because of a concussion and was listed as doubtful for a playoff game on Sunday at Indianapolis.

Green suffered the concussion during a loss in Pittsburgh on Sunday night that relegated the Bengals (10-5-1) to a wild-card berth. He practiced on a limited basis Thursday, but was held out on Friday. The Pro Bowl receiver has to pass concussion tests before he can practice or play.

JETS: Woody Johnson and the New York Jets completed their trip to Seattle after talking to Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and assistant head coach-offensive line coach Tom Cable about their head coaching vacancy.

RAIDERS: Oakland interviewed Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for the head coaching vacancy.

A person with knowledge of the interview said the Raiders met with Shurmur on Friday.