Houston Texans premier wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will not play in the 2019 Pro Bowl.
Houston Texans most dangerous offensive player DeAndre Hopkins opted to remove his name from the Pro Bowl game that will take in Orlando, Florida due to injury. Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry is set to take his place in the 2019 Pro Bowl. The Browns made the announcement on their official Twitter page.
Before Hopkins’ reported absence, the Texans had five players going to the Pro Bowl. Defensive end J.J. Watt, inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney, and outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney were all voted to the Pro Bowl. Running back Lamar Miller was a late addition after Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay was ruled out due to a wrist injury.
Hopkins had a brilliant season with the Texans having 115 receptions for 1,572 receiving yards, and 11 touchdown catches. He continued to produce and be the focal point in the Texans aerial attack despite dealing with foot and ankle injuries throughout the regular season. Hopkins announced post game that he played the majority of the Wild Card game against the Indianapolis Colts with a shoulder injury.
Hopkins didn’t miss a single game in the 2018 regular season and remained the Texans most dangerous receiver despite the turnover at the wide receiver position due to injuries. Will Fuller was ruled out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his right knee against the Miami Dolphins meanwhile Demaryius Thomas was also lost for the season after rupturing his Achilles against the Philadelphia Eagles.