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Amon-Ra St. Brown heated over Pro Bowl snub

Detroit Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown didn’t make the 2024 Pro Bowl, and he’s pissed about it.

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown didn’t make the initial 2024 Pro Bowl roster, and he clearly wasn’t happy about it.

“I was heated,” St. Brown told reporters on Thursday.

The Lions receiver made the Pro Bowl last year but was a late addition. He’s in line to potentially be a late addition again this year, as he finished as the top alternate in the NFC this year.

The four NFC receivers who made the Pro Bowl list ahead of St. Brown were Cowboys’ CeeDee Lamb, Eagles’ A.J. Brown, Buccaneers Mike Evans, and Rams’ Puka Nacua. St. Brown gave the four players credit but clearly believed he belonged in the group that will be heading to Orlando the week before the Super Bowl.

St. Brown certainly has a case. Here’s a look at his statistical production compared to the other four (sorted by receiving yards):

Lamb: 122 catches, 1,651 yards, 10 TDs
Brown: 105 catches, 1,447 yards, 7 TDs
Nacua: 101 catches, 1,445 yards, 5 TDs
St. Brown: 112 catches, 1,371 yards, 9 TDs
Evans: 76 catches, 1,233 yards, 13 TDs

St. Brown also has a higher PFF score (90.0) than Nacua (88.2) and Evans (83.4), and he’s right there with Brown (90.2) and Lamb (90.7).

It should come as no surprise that St. Brown plans to use this snub as fuel as the team prepares to make a playoff run.

“I guess I didn’t do enough during the season, so I’ve gotta go harder,” St. Brown said.

While St. Brown didn’t make the Pro Bowl, five of his teammates did: tight end Sam LaPorta, center Frank Ragnow, right tackle Penei Sewell, edge defender Aidan Hutchinson, and special teamer Jalen Reeves-Maybin.

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