The Philadelphia Eagles were going to be sending LeSean McCoy and Jason Peters to the Pro Bowl after they were voted in. Peters decided against going and one of the quarterbacks in the playoffs is going to have to drop out, so Nick Foles was going to be the second player to head to Hawaii. Now the Eagles will be sending two more players in addition to McCoy and Foles to the Pro Bowl.
Mathis was named a second alternate for the game originally, but due to players deciding to skip the game, Mathis finally got the nod. This will be the first time that Mathis has gone to the Pro Bowl in his nine-year career. Since joining the Eagles, he has played in all 47 games and is probably one of the best offensive lineman the Eagles have had in recent years. Mathis was named a first-team All Pro by the Associated Press and the All-NFL team by the Pro Football Writers of America.
Jackson will be heading to Hawaii in place of Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson. The Texans wideout has decided to skip the Pro Bowl for unknown reasons. Jackson became the fifth Eagles player to be named to the Pro Bowl and is one of four making the trip. His 2013 season was his best as he set new career highs in receptions as well as receiving yards. Jackson finished the season with nine touchdowns and 1,332 receiving yards on 82 receptions. It was third time in his career that he has had a 1,000+ receiving yards in a season. Jackson was named a first alternate when the Pro Bowl selections were announced.
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