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Cameron Jordan makes Pro Bowl, avoids Saints shutout

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The Saints will have at least one Pro Bowler thanks to an injury, and if not for injury, it would have certainly been at least two.

The team announced that defensive end Cameron Jordan was going to the Pro Bowl, replacing Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones.

Jordan had a fine season in his own right, with 10.0 sacks for a bad defense. But if he hadn’t made it, the Saints would have been shut out of the all-star game for the first time since 2007.

But that has to be because Drew Brees elected not to go.

Though it hasn’t been publicly stated, Brees must have turned down an invitation because of the foot injury that bothered him late in the season. It simply doesn’t make sense otherwise, with quarterbacks such as Tyrod Taylor, Jameis Winston and Teddy Bridgewater going to Hawaii instead.¬†Brees led the league in passing yards with 4,870 this year.

With all the youngsters being picked as replacements this year, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was smart to publicize his saying “no thanks,” lest anyone think anyone in their right minds would have preferred some of these quarterbacks to him.

Five of the six quarterbacks initially picked for the game have backed out (Cam Newton, Tom Brady, Carson Palmer, Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger), with only Russell Wilson left standing. The replacements in Hawaii include Taylor, Winston, Bridgewater, Eli Manning and Derek Carr.

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16 Responses to “Cameron Jordan makes Pro Bowl, avoids Saints shutout”
  1. noteamforlosangeles says: Jan 26, 2016 8:23 AM

    So I guess all 32 teams are represented now, right?

  2. gints1017 says: Jan 26, 2016 8:26 AM

    Ryan Fitzpatrick and Alex Smith should have at least been given the opportunity to turn this down before Teddy and Winston were even invited.

  3. ttommytom says: Jan 26, 2016 8:51 AM

    Manziel is getting near the top of the list.

    But he would probably wake up in New Zealand on game day…

  4. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 26, 2016 8:55 AM

    Wilson will probably drop out too now that he sees all of the other cool kids aren’t going.

  5. beckzhere says: Jan 26, 2016 8:57 AM

    When you are down to 3rd or 4th alternates, it’s not truly the “Pro “Bowl. It’s almost Pro Bowl quality players getting a paid vacation.

    There’s got to be a better answer to the shamble the Pro Bowl has become. Why doesn’t the NFL see it and address it??

  6. PATRIOTSDYNASTYLIVES says: Jan 26, 2016 9:18 AM

    Pro Bowl??? Its more like a Modified February Pick up game………Its lost its luster……..

  7. dino2997 says: Jan 26, 2016 9:33 AM

    These are the Pro Bowl QB’s? Really? Bridgewater who threw for 14 TD passes in 17 total games will likely be the starter.

  8. bassplucker says: Jan 26, 2016 9:48 AM

    This is why it’s crazy for fans to go all nuts when their team gets “shut out” of the voting. By the time you take away the players on the two Superbowl teams (anywhere from a dozen to 20 which is typically why their teams are in the Superbowl), and then all the others who opt out for whatever reason, it’s pretty much a lock that the best player or two on even a bottom-feeding team will get a ticket to Hawaii in the end.

  9. lesliehoerwinkle says: Jan 26, 2016 10:17 AM

    The winning team in the Pro Bowl should get home field advantage in the World Series.

  10. mogogo1 says: Jan 26, 2016 10:23 AM

    I can’t recall a year with this many drop-outs. What is the criteria for finding replacements? Do they look first to who was the next closest in voting? Because some of these are so far down the list some of these people may not have received votes at all. And for some positions like OL there aren’t really stats to go off of.

  11. elevandoo says: Jan 26, 2016 10:32 AM

    There goes the sanctity of the pro bowl..

  12. med515 says: Jan 26, 2016 10:36 AM

    No injury excuse for the NFL Ironman, Eli Manning. Only time it’s a negative. Gotta get to the SB again, Eli. Lol.

    The Probowl was a joke before. It’s even worse now with this Team Irving and Team Rice nonsense. At least their families get a free trip to Hawaii.

  13. blackeyesaint says: Jan 26, 2016 10:42 AM

    Terron Armstead was selected last week/LT Saints…hello mcfly anybody home?

  14. captainwhodat says: Jan 26, 2016 11:12 AM


  15. sb44champs says: Jan 26, 2016 11:44 AM

    captainbreesbeatyou, one day you may be able to get over the Saints winning the Super Bowl lol

  16. mr1drful says: Jan 26, 2016 1:09 PM

    No one on the Saints D should be anywhere near a pro bowl.

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