Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is the team's lone selection to the 2016 Pro Bowl, while kicker Josh Brown and return man Dwayne Harris will be first alternates for the game.
Pro Bowl selections were announced by the NFL on Tuesday night. The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 31 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The game will be played a week before Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif., so Pro Bowl selections for the AFC and NFC champions will not play in the all-star game.
Beckham, who is currently appealing a one-game suspension after his actions in the Giants' loss to the Carolina Panthers this past Sunday at MetLife Stadium, is set to make his second straight Pro Bowl appearance. Beckham currently has 91 catches for 1,396 yards and 13 touchdowns to date; those totals rank eighth, third and tied for first, respectively, among receivers in the league.
Brown has hit some recent struggles - he has missed two of his last three field goal attempts - but the veteran has had a very solid season for the Giants. Brown is 39-of-40 on PAT and 26-of-28 on field goal tries. He set a franchise record earlier this season with 25 consecutive successful field goal attempts, and Brown has kicked 10 field goals from 40 yards or further.
Harris has been a sensational free agent signing for the Giants, revitalizing their return teams. Harris is averaging 28.7 yards per kick return, and 10.3 yards per punt return. He has returned two kicks for touchdowns - one kick return, one punt return.
For the second straight year, Pro Bowl teams will be "unconferenced." This year's team captains will be Hall of Fame receivers Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice; the Pro Bowl Draft will be held on Jan. 27 on ESPN.
James Kratch | nj.com | December 22, 2015