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DeAndre Hopkins Won’t Play In 2019 Pro Bowl

The league’s most skillful wide receiver won’t be playing in this year’s Pro Bowl.

Wild Card Round - Houston Texans v Indianapolis Colts Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

The Browns announced that Jarvis Landry will be replacing DeAndre Hopkins in this year’s Pro Bowl. You know, the NFL’s Allstar game that nobody watches, that now takes place the week before the Superbowl, that isn’t in Hawaii anymore, but is somehow in Orlando, where the players aren’t selected by conference but by captains who used to be former NFL Stars. It’s all a mess. At least the players wear their team’s helmets again. I always loved that in the early 2000s.

Anyways, DeAndre Hopkins sprained his ankle against the New York Jets. He was dealing with an AC Sprain in the playoff loss to the Colts. So rather than smile through gritted teeth and be somewhere he doesn’t really want to be while injuries keep nagging at him, he will rest and recover instead. Good for him. He doesn’t need to be playing dodgeball anyways. Jarvis Landry and his 81 catches for 976 yards will be there instead.

As a result, there’s one less reason to watch the 2019 Pro Bowl, as if you needed that anyways.