Jarvis Landry to Replace DeAndre Hopkins on 2019 AFC Pro Bowl Roster

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJanuary 16, 2019

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 15:  Jarvis Landry #80 of the Cleveland Browns in action during the game against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 15, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.  The Browns defeated the Broncos 17-16.  (Photo by Rob Leiter via Getty Images)
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Cleveland Browns wideout Jarvis Landry has been named to the AFC Pro Bowl roster for the fourth straight year, taking the place of Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. 

Landry, 26, registered 81 receptions for 976 yards and four touchdowns in 2018 in his first season with the Browns. His receptions were the lowest of his career, his touchdowns were tied for the lowest mark in his career and his receiving yards were his lowest since his rookie season. He earned a grade of 74.7 from Pro Football Focus, 33rd amongst wideouts.

Nonetheless, it was an overall solid season for the veteran wideout.

Landry was a key factor in the team's turnaround in 2018, as the 7-8-1 Browns posted their best record since the 2007 season. The emergence of rookie Baker Mayfield as a star-in-the-making, combined with weapons like Landry, wideout Antonio Callaway, tight end David Njoku and running backs Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson Jr. give the Browns an exciting base on offense. 

Landry won't be the only Brown at the Pro Bowl, as defensive end Myles Garrett, rookie cornerback Denzel Ward and offensive guard Joel Bitonio (a Pro Bowl alternate) were also selected.

As for the AFC's other wide receivers, Landry will join Kansas City's Tyreek Hill, Los Angeles Chargers wideout Keenan Allen and Pittsburgh's JuJu Smith-Schuster. Hill will be replaced, however, if the Chiefs reach the Super Bowl.

If Hill can't play, it's unclear who his replacement would be, though Denver's Emmanuel Sanders is one of the AFC alternatives at wideout.

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