Carlos Dunlap Replaces Jadeveon Clowney at Pro Bowl: Latest Comments, Reaction

January 17, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Following a loss in the AFC Divisional Round, Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will be replaced in the Pro Bowl by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap. 
Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Dunlap was replacing Clowney on the AFC Pro Bowl roster. The Bengals officially announced Dunlap had been added to the team Tuesday.
Per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Clowney's decision to skip the Pro Bowl is due to elbow and wrist injuries. 
Clowney had a breakout season for the Texans in 2016. After two disappointing years to start his career, the No. 1 overall pick in 2014 set career highs in games played (14) and sacks (6.0) in helping Houston's defense overcome the loss of J.J. Watt. 
Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus noted after Houston's playoff win over the Oakland Raiders that Clowney was performing at a different level than previously seen:
(Clowney) is pretty close to realiz...

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