Duane Brown replaces Jason Peters in Pro Bowl

AP

The Texans had a miserable season, but they now have three Pro Bowlers.

The team announced Friday that left tackle Duane Brown has been added to the Pro Bowl team. He replaces Eagles left tackle Jason Peters on the list of players that will be drafted into teams by Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders later this month. Brown joins Joe Thomas of the Browns, Joe Staley of the 49ers, Branden Albert of the Chiefs, Tyron Smith of the Cowboys and Trent Williams of the Redskins as this year’s Pro Bowl tackles.

It will be the second trip to the Pro Bowl for Brown, who was selected to the AFC team in 2012. Brown was also a first-team All Pro last season and remained the foundation of the Texans offensive line while things were falling apart almost everywhere else during a 2-14 season that ended with 14 straight losses.

Defensive end J.J. Watt and wide receiver Andre Johnson make up the rest of the Texans’ Pro Bowl contingent.

9 responses to “Duane Brown replaces Jason Peters in Pro Bowl

  1. The Texans have three Pro Bowlers , but only J.J. Watt , in my opinion , was deserving. Both Andre Johnson , well past his prime , and Duane Brown , never was , were selected based on hype.

  2. First off, let me say that I initially HATED the fact they did away with the AFC/NFC conference distinctions.

    But in thinking about it further, it does have some benefits. For example, really good players in a conference that is stacked with them, now have a better chance of participating rather than guys from a weak conference who got in just because the competition was feeble.

    Also… and maybe even more intriguing… you now have the prospect of offensive and defensive players from the same team, going up against each other in a situation where they’re actually keeping score. For example, depending on how the “draft” falls, Duane Brown may be blocking JJ Watt.

  3. Peters has been fighting nagging injuries all year. Probably just wanted the time off to heal. Pretty sure injured players still get to enjoy the festivities.

  4. Duane Brown was the anchor for the O-Line? I think you meant Brandon Brooks was the anchor for our O-Line this year. Duane Brown, while an excellent LT, had a really bad season this year. Did terrible coming out of the gate and never really recovered.

  5. All these great Texans owe their greatness to the best coach ever. Kubiack. What an all American hero. He can sleep with my daughter any day of the week.

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