Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes, after what many fans considered a subpar season missed being initially being selected to play in the NFL's 2016 Pro Bowl. It now seems as if Grimes has in fact been added to the annual NFL all-star game as an alternate. The Miami Dolphins safety was added to the roster of players on Sunday, according to the Sun Sentinal. Grimes will now join wide receiver Jarvis Landry, offensive tackle Branden Albert and safety Reshad Jones 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.
Brent has previously been selected to play in four prowl bowls. His first ever selection was as a member of the Atlanta Falcons in 2010 after his third season in the league. His selection this season will mark his fourth consecutive year in a row to play in the Pro Bowl, with the last three coming as a member of the Miami Dolphins.
2015 has been a rough season for Grimes in the eyes of many Dolphins fans. Brent dealt with injuries throughout the season that seemed to hamper his play on the field at times but also caused him to miss 6 games after appearing in all 16 for the Dolphins in the two previous years. He also had to deal with controversies surrounding his wife when she was arrested before a game and later famously went on a twitter rant voicing her dislike of quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Despite Brents abbreviated season he still managed to record 31 tackles and 3 interceptions in 2015.