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Michael Thomas, Drew Brees will not play in Pro Bowl, replaced by pair of Cowboys

Posted at 9:05 AM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 12:44:48-05

Drew Brees and Michael Thomas will not be attending the Pro Bowl.

Our partners at The Advocate is reporting the Dallas Cowboys announced quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper are replacing the Saints duo for next week’s game. The report cited injuries to Brees and Thomas as the reason.

New Orleans’ season came to a close on Sunday in the NFC title due in part to a controversial no-call by the officials on what looked like a pass-interference infraction that helped the Rams win, 26-23.

Saints defensive end Cam Jordan, offensive tackle Terron Armstead and center Max Unger were also selected to the game.

On Tuesday, the Saints announced that three more players have been named to the NFC Pro Bowl Squad. Running back Alvin Kamara and guards Andrus Peat and Larry Warford will participate in Sunday’s game.  With the additions, the Saints now have a franchise-record eight players named to the league’s all-star game. The number surpasses the seven named from the 2009 and 2017 squads. The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 27 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

According to the Saints, Kamara will replace Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley, while Peat will replace Philadelphia Eagles guard Brandon Brooks. Warford will replace Dallas Cowboys guard Zack Martin.

Armstead, who is battling a pectoral injury, was unsure if he would be attending the game on Monday. He said that it was still being determined if he needs surgery.