Which Miami Dolphins were snubbed by Pro Bowl? Start with Jarvis Landry

Jarvis Landry's 66-yard touchdown ended the game Saturday. (Getty Images)

Jarvis Landry’s 66-yard touchdown ended the game Saturday. (Getty Images)

Jarvis Landry just clinched a second consecutive 1,000-yard season.

He has more receptions over the first three years of his career than any receiver, ever.

But he’s not Pro Bowl worthy?

After making the game for the first time last season, Juice was squeezed out of the Pro Bowl when rosters were announced Tuesday night.

Defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake were named starters for the AFC — but they were the only two Dolphins to make it despite a 9-5 record. That likely won’t please coach Adam Gase, who Tuesday afternoon declined to name which of his players deserved to be honored because he thought there were so many.

Landry wasn’t the only disappointed Dolphin:

  • Running back Jay Ajayi — he of the back-to-back 200-yard games — was passed over.
  • So was special teams captain Michael Thomas, who is tied for the NFL lead in special teams tackles with 16.
  • Linebacker Kiko Alonso leads the Dolphins with 103 tackles and has been on a roll with takeaways, including a game-winning interception for a touchdown against San Diego.

The Landry snub especially will reverberate in Davie. He has 82 receptions for 1,031 yards and three touchdowns.

The AFC Pro Bowl receivers are Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown, who trains with Landry in the off-season and has 1,188 yards and 11 touchdowns; Oakland’s Amari Cooper (1,038 yards, four TDs), Cincinnati’s A.J. Green (964 yards, four touchdowns) and Indianapolis’ T.Y. Hilton (1,248 yards to lead AFC, six TDs).

Landry has 16 more receptions than Green and 67 more yards, although Green has one additional TD. Landry’s receptions total ranks fourth in the AFC and is tied for seventh in the NFL. He’s also fourth in the AFC in yards and ninth in the league.

Coincidently, Landry has 276 receptions in his career, the most of any NFL receiver in his first three seasons and topping the Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. (272 and counting) and Green (260 from 2011-13).

Ajayi is ninth in the NFL with 1,007 yards. He’s among the leaders with a 4.8-yard average and has seven touchdowns.

Ajayi was beaten out by Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell (1,146 yards), Tennessee’s DeMarco Murray (1,224 yards) and Buffalo’s LeSean McCoy (1,129 yards, 12 TDs).

The selection of McCoy creates an interesting scenario for Saturday, when Ajayi goes head to head vs. McCoy when the Dolphins visit the Bills, so Ajayi gets his chance to show selectors they made an error.

Thomas was passed over in favor of New England’s Matthew Slater, a six-time Pro Bowl pick. But the Patriots are favorites to make the Super Bowl, which would KO Slater from the Pro Bowl and could open the door for Thomas, who is tied for the NFL lead in special teams tackles (16).

Alonso was passed over in favor of Dont’a Hightower of the Patriots and C.J. Mosley of the Ravens.

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