Pro Bowl team announced: Browns a no show

For the second time in three days, the Cleveland Browns have been shut out. On Sunday, they concluded their first winless season in the division in over 50 years. Tuesday, they were shut out from being considered for the AFC Pro Bowl roster. No Browns were chosen to travel to Hawaii to participate in the postseason game. Since their return in 1999, Cleveland has sent only one player, Jamir Milller, to the Pro Bowl. The 2006 season has undoubtedly been a disaster but there are a few members of the Browns who are having solid individual seasons and possibly deserve consideration. Here’s how their numbers stack up against some of their counterparts on the AFC Pro Bowl roster.

TE: Antonio Gates 65 rec., 805 yds., 8 TD
Tony Gonzalez 66 rec., 812 yds., 5 TD
Kellen Winslow, Jr. 76 rec., 755 yds., 3 TD

MLB: Al Wilson 96 tkls., 1 sack, 1 FF, 4 pass deflections, 5.5 tkls. for loss
Andra Davis 104 tkls., 1 sack, 1 FF, 3 PD, 4 TFL

S: Troy Polamalu 66 tkls., 3 INT, 9 PD
John Lynch 69 tkls, 0 INT, 4 PD
Sean Jones 91 tkls., 5 INT, 16 PD

Perhaps the most deserving of any Brown is safety Sean Jones, who was left off the list in favor of Polamalu, Lynch, and Ed Reed. While it is only his first full season in the NFL, Jones has played like a Pro Bowler all season and I think deserves it over at least Polamalu and Lynch. They are great players and have impressive track records but I think you have to look at Jones as a viable option for a starting safety position in the AFC. I guess that’s what he gets for being on a bad team.

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