Johnson, Watt selected to Pro Bowl

Johnson, Watt selected to Pro Bowl
December 27, 2013, 10:15 pm
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Johnson's thoughts on the Pro Bowl

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Andre Johnson and J.J. Watt will represent the Houston Texans in the 2014 Pro Bowl.

The announcement was made late Friday evening. Johnson will be making the Pro Bowl for the seventh time. The receiver ranks second in the league with 103 receptions that led to 1,358 yards and five touchdowns.

"It never gets old," Johnson said. "You get to hang out with guys you love watching play, to spend a week with them, to be their teammates, just talking about football and (you) get to learn a lot about them and meet their families. It's a lot of fun."

Watt is making his second straight Pro Bowl trip. Watt has 9.5 sacks with one game left in the regular season.

Fellow Texans Duane Brown, Johnathan Joseph, and Chris Myers were named as alternates.

This year, there will be a change in format for the NFL's version of the All-Star game. Instead of pitting conference against conference, players will be selected by captains Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders on January 22, meaning there is potential for Johnson and Watt to go against each other when the time comes.

"It's different," Johnson said. "It might make the game exciting. Sometimes change is good, so we'll see what happens with the way they're doing it this year. Maybe it makes the game more entertaining."

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