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Joel Bitonio representing Browns in Pro Bowl

Posted: 3:30 PM, Jan 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-10 15:30:03-05
Joel Bitonio

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns will have another player added to the Pro Bowl roster.

Guard Joel Bitonio has been added to the team and will replace Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro.

Bitonio will join defensive end Myles Garrett and rookie cornerback Denzel Ward as the Browns' representatives.

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“I am so honored to be able to represent the city of Cleveland and all the great Browns fans at the Pro Bowl,” said Bitonio. “It’s good to be recognized by the players, coaches and fans for your hard work. What’s really cool, though, is that I can share this honor with Myles and Denzel, but I wish all our offensive linemen could come too because it’s a group effort.”

Bitonio is the longest-tenured member of the Browns and was a team captain.

He started all 16 games at left guard and did not miss an offensive snap for the second consecutive season.

Bitonio was voted second team Associated Press All-Pro team.

The Browns three Pro Bowl selections are the most since the 2015 season when tightend Gary Barnidge, center Alex Mack and left tackle Joe Thomas were selected.

The 2019 Pro Bowl is set for Jan. 27 at Orlando's Camping World Stadium.