Lane Johnson is a Pro Bowler after all.
Johnson, snubbed in the original Pro Bowl announcement, has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl team as an alternate.
This is Johnson’s third consecutive Pro Bowl appearance. There was no word on which offensive lineman dropped out of the game.
It was a little surprising that Johnson didn't make the team initially. He's considered one of the NFL's most dominating right tackles and was a first-team all-pro in 2017.
He didn't seem thrilled when the original team was announced a month ago:
🤔— Lane Johnson (@LaneJohnson65) December 18, 2019
Johnson missed the last three games of the regular season and the playoff loss to the Seahawks with a high ankle sprain, and it’s unknown whether he’ll be able to play in the Pro Bowl on Sunday in Orlando.
But for the purposes of bonuses and status, he’s now officially a three-time Pro Bowler.
Johnson becomes the seventh offensive lineman in Eagles history selected to three or more Pro Bowls.
Jason Peters was picked to seven between the 2009 and 2016 seasons. Tra Thomas, Bob Brown, Bucko Kilroy, Jason Kelce, Jim Ringo and Brandon Brooks have all been picked to three.
The 29-year-old Johnson becomes the Eagles’ sixth Pro Bowler, joining Brooks, Kelce, Fletcher Cox, Zach Ertz and Rick Lovato.
Johnson, the fourth pick in the 2013 draft, recently signed a contract extension that runs through 2025.
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