According to Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post, Pouncey is dealing with a foot injury that will keep him out of the Pro Bowl.
Pouncey originally injured his foot, ironically, in a Week 12 game against the Jets. He played the Dolphins' next three games before exiting in Week 15 against the San Diego Chargers with a leg injury that caused him to miss the final two games.
A three-time Pro Bowler, Pouncey has been hit by injury problems the last three years. He hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2012, his second year in the NFL.
Mangold, on the other hand, has been able to stay healthy for most of his career. The 31-year-old has had to miss one game each of the last two years but has only missed a total of four games in 10 seasons.
Even though the Pro Bowl has become old hat for Mangold at this point in his career, O'Connor Davies' sports and entertainment senior group manager, Robert Raiola, noted it's a profitable trip for the veteran center:
Robert Raiola, CPA @SportsTaxMan
#Jets C Nick Mangold goes to the #ProBowl as replacement. He gets a weeks vacation in Hawaii & $58K if on winning team & $29K if on losing1/7/2016, 9:33:18 PM
The Jets now have four players on the Pro Bowl roster, including cornerback Darrelle Revis, wide receiver Brandon Marshall and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson.
Even though Mangold would certainly rather be preparing for a playoff game this weekend, securing his seventh Pro Bowl appearance since 2008 and a trip to Hawaii isn't a bad consolation prize as he begins early preparations for another season in 2016.
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