He was snubbed during the initial Pro Bowl selection, but Reshad Jones has finally been added to the NFL all-star event. The Miami Dolphins safety was added to the roster of players on Sunday, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Jones now joins wide receiver Jarvis Landry and offensive tackle Branden Albert as alternates who have been added to the game. Miami center Mike Pouncey was named to the game in the initial selection of players, but has had to drop out due to injury.
Jones was largely seen as a snub this year, a year in which he dominated from his safety position. Jones finished the season fourth in tackles in the league with 135, one of only two non-linebackers in the top 15 this season. He recorded five interceptions and was tied for the league lead in interception returns for a touchdown. Jones also tallied two sacks, 10 passes defensed, and one fumble recovery.
When the initial announcement that Jones had not made the Pro Bowl, he stated that he would not accept a berth in the game as a alternate. He later tweeted that he would accept being added, if it were to happen, after he had worked through the frustration of not being selected.
That all ends today with his promotion into the game. A very well deserved promotion into the Pro Bowl.