Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer
According to Elias Sports, Mike Evans' Pro Bowl snub marks fifth time in the last 30 seasons and first time since 1996 that the NFL's second-ranked receiver wasn't voted to the Pro Bowl. The others: Jake Reed (1996), Isaac Bruce (1995), Henry Ellard (1994, 1990).
Brady Henderson ESPN
Right guard Jordan Simmons, placed on season-ending Injured Reserve today, should be back with the Seahawks next year. Seattle rushed for 273, 214 and 168 yards in the three games he started for D.J. Fluker and averaged 138 in the other 11. Simmons will be an exclusive-rights free agent, meaning the Seahawks can control his rights as long as they tender him a contract for at least the league minimum of $570,000. Simmons would give the Seahawks an alternative if they don't re-sign Fluker and/or left guard J.R. Sweezy, who are playing on one-year deals worth around $1.5 million. The team will have to account for Simmons' extensive injury history while evaluating its options.
Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer
The 49ers announced today that they officially put CB Ahkello Witherspoon (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season. DB Tyvis Powell was signed to take Witherspoon's place on the active roster. Powell appeared in four games for the Niners earlier this season.
Brady Henderson ESPN
The Seahawks have placed right guard Jordan Simmons on Injured Reserve, so his season is over after hurting his knee Sunday against the 49ers. He was starting in place of D.J. Fluker, who will try to come back this week from the hamstring injury that has kept him out the past two games. Seattle signed running back Bo Scarbrough off the Jaguars' practice squad with the open roster spot.
Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer
The Steelers' star power has shown up in Pro Bowl votes, with six recipients to complement last year's haul of eight. The Steelers' strongest position might be offensive line, which has three representatives for the second consecutive year. Ben Roethlisberger's streak of four consecutive outright Pro Bowl nods comes to an end. James Conner becomes one of the Pro Bowl's best success stories, vaulting from backup status last season to 12 rushing touchdowns this year.
Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer
Broncos linebacker Von Miller and rookie running back Phillip Lindsay, who has made history as the first undrafted player on offense to be named to the Pro Bowl in his rookie season, are more than deserving of their Pro Bowl selections, but it's hard to figure how cornerback Chris Harris Jr. didn't get the nod. There are many personnel executives in the league who believe Harris is one of the most difficult players to find, a cover cornerback who can play at an elite level both on the outside and in the slot. Harris is a first alternate for the game, so could still replace a player who is either injured or whose team is in the Super Bowl.
Lindsey Thiry ESPN
The Rams had four players selected to the 2019 Pro Bowl: Jared Goff, Todd Gurley, Aaron Donald and Cory Littleton. Rams alternates include: Andrew Whitworth, Rodger Saffold, Johnny Hekker, Marcus Peters and Robert Woods.
Turron Davenport ESPN
Texans players that were named Pro Bowl alternates include: CB Kareem Jackson S Tyrann Mathieu RB Lamar Miller QB Deshaun Watson