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Miami Dolphins defensive backs Reshad Jones, Brent Grimes added to Pro Bowl

Dolphins safety Reshad Jones earned his first Pro Bowl selection Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. He will replace Bengals safety Reggie Nelson, who is injured.
Dolphins safety Reshad Jones earned his first Pro Bowl selection Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. He will replace Bengals safety Reggie Nelson, who is injured. AP

It took longer than he wanted, but Reshad Jones finally got his wish.

He’s going to Hawaii.

The NFL added Jones and Brent Grimes to the Pro Bowl roster Monday; Jones and Grimes replace Bengals safety Reggie Nelson and Broncos corner Aqib Talib, respectively.

Nelson is out due to injury; Talib can’t play because he’ll be getting ready for the Super Bowl.

Grimes has now made the Pro Bowl in each of his three seasons with the Dolphins, and goes again despite a down season.

Jones, meanwhile, has been picked for the first time.

Making the Pro Bowl was a season-long goal for Jones. He even launched a Twitter campaign to lobby for fan votes, and was greatly disappointed by what he perceived as a snub when the selections were announced.

Jones went so far as to say that he wouldn’t even accept the invitation if he was named as an alternate, but a few hours later backtracked and said he would go in such a situation.

The addition of Grimes and Jones gives the Dolphins nearly as many 2015 Pro Bowl selections (five) as wins (six).

They join left tackle Branden Albert, wide receiver Jarvis Landry and center Mike Pouncey. But Pouncey won’t play after injuring his foot and ankle late in the season.

The Pro Bowl will be played 7 p.m. Sunday at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu (ESPN).

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