Eagles WR Jackson replaced by Austin in Pro Bowl

Published January 29, 2011

| Associated Press

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has withdrawn from the Pro Bowl because of injury and will be replaced by Miles Austin of the Dallas Cowboys.

The NFL confirmed the moves Friday night. Jackson practiced with the NFC squad earlier in the week but told the Philadelphia Inquirer he had tweaked an injury to his left knee. He said he hurt the knee in the Eagles' playoff loss to Green Bay.

Austin, who caught 69 passes for 1,041 yards this season, becomes the sixth Dallas player on the NFC roster, equaling the number of victories for the Cowboys in 2010.

Austin is the second alternate wide receiver to make the NFC squad. Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald replaced Green Bay's Greg Jennings after the Packers advanced to the Super Bowl.

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