DeSean Jackson replacing Andre Johnson in Pro Bowl

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When Texans left tackle Duane Brown was named to the Pro Bowl team last week, he replaced Eagles left tackle Jason Peters on the roster.

The two teams switched roles on Friday. The Eagles announced that wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been added to the roster, which will be divided into teams during a draft conducted by Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders, with Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson bowing out.

Let’s hope Jackson, whose home was recently burglarized while he was out of town, takes a few extra steps to make sure his home is secure while he’s in Hawaii.

Jackson set career highs with 82 catches and 1,332 yards this season and tied his personal best with nine touchdown catches. It is his third time being selected for the Pro Bowl. Johnson was a regular on the Texans injury report this season, but never missed a game while piling up 109 catches despite shaky quarterback play in Houston.

Jackson’s the third addition to the Pro Bowl team for the Eagles this week. Quarterback Nick Foles and guard Evan Mathis are also on the roster after originally being named as alternates. Running back LeSean McCoy made the initial roster.

19 responses to “DeSean Jackson replacing Andre Johnson in Pro Bowl

  1. Chip Kelly’s arrival as head coach, and Nick Foles’ emergence as starting QB are the 2 greatest things could possibly have happened to Desean Jackson’s career. Kelly’s offense is taylor-made for a guy like Desean, and I expect these big numbers to continue for Jackson moving forward.

    One thing I noticed with Vick at the helm, is that him being a left-handed QB forces him to move and throw to his left more often than to the right…and this lead to Jeremy Maclin emerging as the perceived #1 receiver in Philadelphia because he generally lines up on the left side. The NFL is filled with right-handed throwers, and naturally their go-to receivers line up on the right side, so this helps to explain why the lefty Vick seemingly threw the ball to Maclin more than Jackson. Now that Foles is undoubtedly the guy, Desean will be pushing for a probowl spot just about every year.

  2. At first I was like, “Wait, what?” and then I remembered that the pro bowl is reaching new lows every year.

  3. @radrntn

    “The Eagles announced that wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been added to the roster, which will be divided into teams during a draft conducted by Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders, with Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson bowing out.”

    All Pro Bowl players are lumped together regardless of Conference this season, and are being “drafted”.

  4. That’s like taking your S-class Mercedes into the shop and they give you a Ford Focus as the loaner.

  5. He’s holding out for an extra pack of peanuts on the plan, an upgrade to penthouse at his hotel and an extra 2.5 million guaranteed.

  6. 1. Not been a distraction, this year.
    2. Given 95%, this year.
    3. Career year and only disappeared in a handful of games.
    4. Made the Pro Bowl, sort of…

    …now pay the man. Clearly he has outplayed his contract.

  7. I wonder if DeSean is going to use this honor as another reason he should get a new contract.

    Oh wait, I forgot he never said he wanted a new contract, just that he hoped the Eagles would realize that he deserved a new contract.

  8. Wonder how many other Probowlers will elect to “bow out” this year now that the format has been changed and this is essentially “fantasy football” gone amuck! Way to go Commish! At this rate football fans will be trading off to being basketball fans (and taking their money with them) sooner and sooner each year!

  9. threedeep1998 says:
    Jan 17, 2014 3:16 PM

    Andre Johnson was a pro bowler?
    ______________________

    1400+ yds and 100+ catches….. with terrible QB play the whole year….

    So yes, Andre was a Pro-Bowler….

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