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Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry, Branden Albert named to Pro Bowl as alternates

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry reacts after scoring in the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Sun Life Stadium on Sunday, October 25, 2015.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry reacts after scoring in the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Sun Life Stadium on Sunday, October 25, 2015. adiaz@miamiherald.com

When an injury ended Mike Pouncey's season early, it left the Dolphins without a single representative in the Pro Bowl.

Fast-forward a few weeks and still they won't have one on the field when the game is played in a week and a half.

They'll have two.

The league added alternates Jarvis Landry and Branden Albert to the annual all-star showcase, which will be held in Honolulu on Jan. 31.

Landry replaces Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, who pulled out after suffering a concussion in the AFC Wild Card round.

Albert, meanwhile, fills in for Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams. The invitation is surely gratifying for Albert, who this time last year didn't even know if he would play football again. Albert shredded his right knee during the 2014 season, but came back and played at a high level in 2015.

Albert will make his second trip to Honolulu. Landry, who broke the Dolphins receptions record in 2015 (he had 110 catches), goes to the Pro Bowl in just his second season.

The news wasn't quite as good for Reshad Jones, who conducted a failed social media campaign to convince fans to vote him into the game. He is still on the outside looking in, and unless a safety pulls out unexpectedly in the next week, will probably remain that way.

Of the four teams still standing in the playoffs -- Arizona, Carolina, New England and Denver -- only the Cardinals had a safety picked. But Tyrann Mathieu is already out for the season, and Jones hasn't been chosen to fill his spot.

It's unclear if Ndamukong Suh will still sneak in. He's an alternate, and either Carolina's Kawann Short or Arizona's Calais Campbell -- both picked ahead of Suh -- will be readying to play in the Super Bowl next week instead of the Pro Bowl.

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