Browns WR Jarvis Landry to replace DeAndre Hopkins on Pro Bowl roster
Hopkins will not be able to play due to a shoulder injury he suffered during the Texans’ Wild Card Round playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts a couple of weeks ago.
Landry will be the fourth Browns representative, joining guard Joel Bitonio, defensive end Myles Garrett and cornerback Denzel Ward.
“It’s always an honor to be named to the Pro Bowl,” Landry said in a statement. “This is my fourth time going, but my first being able to wear the orange helmet and represent the Cleveland Browns. So this is very special for me.”
Landry hauled in 81 receptions for 976 yards and four touchdowns on the season.
Cleveland acquired Landry in a trade with the Miami Dolphins back in March and then proceeded to sign him to a five-year, $75.5 million contract extension in April.
The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate football at LSU, was originally selected by the Dolphins in the second round (63rd pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
He had an impressive rookie campaign, catching 84 passes for 758 yards and five scores.
Then, the following year, Landry made his first of what is now four straight Pro Bowls after snaring 110 balls for 1,157 yards while reaching the end zone four times.
The Browns went 7-8-1 this season, marking their best finish since going 10-6 all the way back in 2007. Cleveland has not made the playoffs since the 2002-03 campaign, representing the longest active playoff drought in the NFL.