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Calvin Johnson Out, Vincent Jackson In

Posted By Sports Talk Florida On January 15, 2013 @ 3:10 PM In Florida News,main feature,NFL | No Comments

[1]Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson earned a trip to the Pro Bowl this year by setting a new single-season record for receiving yards, but he won’t be playing in the game.

The Buccaneers announced that Vincent Jackson will take Johnson’s spot on the NFC roster. He joins Brandon Marshall of the Bears as the only receivers to make the Pro Bowl in the AFC and NFC in consecutive seasons.

Jackson led the NFL with an average of 19.2 yards per catch in 2012 and he set a franchise record with 216 receiving yards in a game. He joins defensive tackle Gerald McCoy to give the Bucs multiple Pro Bowlers for the first time since 2008.

For more on this story visit: Josh Alper, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk [2]


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