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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.

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19 Responses to “DeSean Jackson replacing Andre Johnson in Pro Bowl”
  1. radrntn says: Jan 17, 2014 12:37 PM

    how do NFC guys , switch with AFC guys?

  2. dcstinks says: Jan 17, 2014 12:44 PM

    Welcome Back to the Pro Bowl to the Greatest WR in recent years! Way to go DJax!

  3. phillyeaglefan says: Jan 17, 2014 12:44 PM

    Another pro bowl snub, but at least he is going anyway!

  4. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 17, 2014 12:49 PM

    Why’s Dre bowing out?

  5. captainwisdom8888 says: Jan 17, 2014 12:56 PM

    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.

  6. jobotjones says: Jan 17, 2014 1:02 PM

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

  7. willkill4caffeine says: Jan 17, 2014 1:03 PM

    @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”.

  8. bassplucker says: Jan 17, 2014 1:04 PM

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

  9. steelerben says: Jan 17, 2014 1:14 PM

    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.

  10. nfl fan says: Jan 17, 2014 1:18 PM

    Note to self: Lock the house!

  11. brettfavresmidget says: Jan 17, 2014 1:38 PM

    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.

  12. yordo says: Jan 17, 2014 1:45 PM

    How degrading. He really needs that bonus.

  13. @HowdyDoobie says: Jan 17, 2014 1:45 PM

    If he ends up on the winning team he can just hand over that $50K for the reward money.

  14. peymax1693 says: Jan 17, 2014 1:49 PM

    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.

  15. clssylssy says: Jan 17, 2014 1:50 PM

    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!

  16. upperdecker19 says: Jan 17, 2014 2:38 PM

    Pay a little extra and use the hotel safe in Hawaii, PLEASE!!!!

  17. thealmightybigblue says: Jan 17, 2014 3:16 PM

    The only time you can see eagle and bowl in a sentence unless your talking about them not winning one.#0andcounting

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

    Andre Johnson was a pro bowler?

  19. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 17, 2014 5:40 PM

    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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