Andre Johnson will not play in the Pro Bowl, Replaced by DeSean Jackson


Andre Johnson

When Texans left tackle Duane Brown was named tothe 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.

Johnson’s agent, Kennard McGuire, said his client withdrew because of “wear and tear” from the season. The wear and tear included a wrist injury that didn’t require surgery. Johnson was replaced by Philadelphia receiver DeSean Jackson.

Johnson, 32, was voted to the Pro Bowl for the seventh time in his 12-year career after catching 109 passes for 1,407 yards and five touchdowns. He started every game for the last two seasons.

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