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Dolphins Players Split Evenly At Pro Bowl Draft

Posted Jan 27, 2016

Wide receiver Jarvis Landry and cornerback Brent Grimes will be playing for Team Rice on Sunday night, while tackle Branden Albert and safety Reshad Jones will be competing for Team Irvin.

The four Dolphins players participating in the 2016 Pro Bowl have been split evenly between Team Rice and Team Irvin.

Wide receiver Jarvis Landry and cornerback Brent Grimes will be playing for Team Rice on Sunday night, while tackle Branden Albert and safety Reshad Jones will be competing for Team Irvin.

The Pro Bowl draft took place Wednesday night in Honolulu, site of the postseason all-star game, although offensive linemen, interior defensive linemen, inside linebackers and special teams players were selected Tuesday.

Landry was the third pick for Team Rice after quarterback Eli Manning and defensive end Khalil Mack, and the pick ensured he would be reunited with former LSU teammate and close friend Odell Beckham Jr., who was one of the captains for Team Rice.

“Pumped to be teammates again,” Landry said.

“This is just such an incredible experience for us,” Beckham said.

Landry will be joined at wide receiver on Team Irvin by Beckham, Amari Cooper of the Oakland Raiders and the Colts’ T.Y. Hilton, a former star at Florida International University in Miami.

Grimes was the 12th pick for Team Rice on Wednesday, and he’ll join cornerbacks Jason Verrett of the San Diego Chargers, Marcus Peters of the Kansas City and former Dolphins starter Vontae Davis, now of the Indianapolis Colts.

Albert was pre-selected Tuesday to Team Irvin and will play tackle for that team along with Andrew Whitworth of the Cincinnati Bengals and Tyron Smith of the Dallas Cowboys.

Jones was the 18th pick for Team Irvin on Wednesday; he’ll join Team Irvin safeties Harrison Smith of the Minnesota Vikings and Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Center Mike Pouncey was among the original selections to the Pro Bowl when they were announced in late December, but he had to withdraw from the game because of a foot/ankle injury sustained in the Dolphins’ game against the San Diego Chargers on Dec. 20.

The 2016 Pro Bowl will be played Sunday at 7 p.m. ET and be televised live by ESPN.

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