Diontae Johnson, Najee Harris headed to Pro Bowl as replacements

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Bengals receiver Ja'Marr Chase and running back Joe Mixon will not play in the Pro Bowl. They have a more important bowl to play.

With Cincinnati winning the AFC Championship Game, the Bengals’ Pro Bowlers are headed to Los Angeles for the Super Bowl rather than Las Vegas for the all-star game.

The Steelers announced receiver Diontae Johnson and running back Najee Harris will replace Chase and Mixon respectively.

Johnson made 107 catches for 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns this season. Harris had an outstanding rookie season with an NFL-high 381 touches for 1,667 yards and 10 touchdowns.

The Steelers had Cam Heyward and T.J. Watt on the original list of Pro Bowlers announced last month.

The Pro Bowl will be played at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas next Sunday.

3 responses to “Diontae Johnson, Najee Harris headed to Pro Bowl as replacements

  1. I’m happy those two get some national recognition for their very good seasons. Harris only had five rushing yards less than Mixon but a lot more carries because of the poor offensive line in front of him. Johnson was the steelers only reliable wide receiver.

  2. Najee deserves it – if he has even and AVERAGE offensive line, he gets to 1500 rushing yds. He will be good for a long time. Johnson is undeserving IMO. His drops and fumbles come at the worst possible times – OT fumble vs Detroit dreadful. He reminds me of JuJu – fumbles that cost gms & playoff berths.

  3. Pretty much everyone in the NFL gets to the pro bowl – participation trophy budget must be gigantic!

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