Since the Pro Bowl is now the week before the Super Bowl, any Super Bowl participants elected to the game cannot participate. Patriots guard Brian Waters is one of them. Brandon Moore has been selected as his replacement.
Moore joins two of his fellow Jets linemen, center Nick Mangold and left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson, on the AFC roster -- the first time the Jets have sent three offensive linemen since 2009, when Mangold and Ferguson were selected along with Alan Faneca.
This is Moore's first Pro Bowl selection. It is an odd one considering this was probably his worst year since 2007. He was a pretty good pass protector, but I thought his run blocking took a step back this year. It also seems odd that a team with as shaky offensive line play as the Jets had is sending 60% of its unit to Hawaii.
This probably makes up for Brandon getting snubbed the past few years. Congrats to him.