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For second year in a row, Joel Bitonio becomes late addition to Pro Bowl

Cleveland adds a third Pro Bowler.

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Joel Bitonio is now a two-time Pro Bowler.

When rosters were named for the 2020 Pro Bowl in mid-December, two members of the Cleveland Browns made the roster outright: running back Nick Chubb and wide receiver Jarvis Landry. Now, thanks to an “injury” to Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard David DeCastro, Bitonio becomes a Pro Bowler for the second year in a row as an alternate.

Bitonio released the following statement following the news:

“I am honored and humbled to be named to the Pro Bowl. To wear our orange helmet and represent Cleveland and our great fans again is something that I take a lot of pride in. It always takes a team effort when you get this type of recognition so it’s really good to be able to share this with some of my teammates. Last year, I got to experience the Pro Bowl with Jarvis and this year, it’s going to be really cool to be blocking for Nick in the game.”

Other alternates who still have a crack at making the Pro Bowl this year are linebacker Joe Schobert (second alternate), cornerback Denzel Ward (fourth alternate) and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (fifth alternate). The 2020 Pro Bowl takes place on Sunday, January 26th at 3 p.m. and will take place on at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.