Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) returns a punt against the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Pro Bowl: DeSean Jackson to replace Andre Johnson

With Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson recently bowing out of the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl, Philadelphia Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson will be the one to take his place, the team announced on Friday.

Under first-year head coach Chip Kelly and his high-powered offensive attack, Jackson had a breakout season in Philly, grabbing 82 balls for 1,332 yards, both career highs. He also tied his personal best in touchdown catches, with nine on the season.

This will mark the third time that Jackson takes the trip to Hawaii, and he’s the third member of the 2013 Eagles squad to be selected, joining his quarterback Nick Foles and guard Evan Mathis.

Jackson has recently been in the news for possibly approaching the Eagles’ management team about reconstructing his current contract after the superb season that he had in the team’s run to the NFL Playoffs.

Whether or not that happens remains to be seen, but for now, Jackson will get the trip to the Pro Bowl where he’ll be selected by either Jerry Rice or Deion Sanders under the game’s new format.


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