NASHVILLE – Titans defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons is headed to the Pro Bowl.
Simmons on Monday was named to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones, who is unable to participate due to injury.
Simmons, initially named as one of the team's alternates, joins Titans safety Kevin Byard, outside linebacker Harold Landry and guard Rodger Saffold as Pro Bowlers. Byard was initially the team's lone Pro Bowl representative after the vote from players, coaches and fans. Landry, Simmons and Saffold have since been added as alternates.
This marks first Pro Bowl appearance for Simmons.
Simmons recorded a career-best 8.5 sacks in 2021, and he led the Titans with 58 quarterback pressures. Simmons also ranked second on the squad with 12 tackles for loss.
Simmons led or tied for the team lead in sacks four times in 2021, and he led or tied for the team lead in quarterback pressures eight times in 2021. Simmons registered a career-high three sacks at the L.A. Rams on November 7.
When the Pro Bowl teams were announced in December, the Titans were also informed four other players (in no particular order) were chosen as alternates for the 2022 Pro Bowl – long snapper Morgan Cox, left tackle Taylor Lewan, defensive lineman Denico Autry and linebacker/special teams ace Ola Adeniyi. To date, none of those four have been added as replacements.
The 2022 Pro Bowl will be played at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, February 6, at 2 p.m. CST and will be televised on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC.