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No members of Browns named to 2018 Pro Bowl, Joe Schobert is an alternate

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A winless team doesn’t get any Pro Bowlers.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Cleveland Browns Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday, the players named to the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl were unveiled. The Cleveland Browns were one of five teams who do not have any representatives.

The End of Another Streak

  • Because his consecutive starts and snaps streak ending, LT Joe Thomas had another streak come to an end: consecutive Pro Bowls.
  • Thomas had made ten straight Pro Bowls from 2007-2016 to begin his career, a franchise record. But he was unable to conquer the NFL record, which belongs to DT Merlin Olsen with fourteen.
  • Due to Thomas’ injury and number of games played, he wasn’t eligible for the Pro Bowl:

Other Notes

  • MLB Joe Schobert is a first alternate for the AFC.
  • OG Joel Bitonio is a second alternate for the AFC.
  • It’s possible the Browns could still get someone into the Pro Bowl once Super Bowl teams and injuries are accounted for.
  • In my personal assessment, other players who might have deserved Pro Bowl recognition were OG Kevin Zeitler and CB Jason McCourty.