Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey injured his foot late in the season, an injury that was originally described as "day-to-day" but ultimately led to him missing the final two games of the season. The injury will now cost Pouncey his trip to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii this year, with the New York Jets announcing center Nick Mangold has been tapped to replace Pouncey.
Pouncey was scheduled to make his third straight appearance in the all-star event, being selected as a center in 2013 and a guard in 2014. His return to center was not as dominating as Dolphins fans had hoped, but he was good enough to earn the Pro Bowl selection.
Pro Bowl players are selected by a combination of fan, coach, and player votes.
Pouncey being replaced for the game means there are currently no Dolphins players scheduled to appear in the game. Miami wide receiver Jarvis Landry and safety Reshad Jones are both alternates for the game who could be used as injury replacements if needed. They could also land a spot if any of the players selected ahead of them are on one of the two Super Bowl teams.
The 2016 Pro Bowl will be played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 31. The game will kickoff at 8pm ET and will be televised by ESPN. The league will hold a "fantasy draft" to assign players to the teams for which they will play in the game in a made-for-TV event on January 27, also to be aired by ESPN.