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Odell Beckham Jr. replaces Calvin Johnson In Pro Bowl

In some non-coaching related news, the Giants' rookie phenom is going to the Pro Bowl

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The announcement by the New York Giants that they would be moving on from Perry Fewell and Peter Giunta has taken the lion's share of the news on Wednesday.

However, there was another tidbit announced that fans should be excited about: Odell Beckham Jr. is now a Pro Bowler.

The Giants rookie phenom was originally left off the Pro Bowl roster, thought by many to be a snub. Beckham earned his invitation to play in the All Star game when Calvin Johnson backed out due to injury. Beckham is the first Giants' rookie to go to the Pro Bowl since Jeremy Shockey in 2002, and the first Giants receiver since Victor Cruz in 2012.

"It is definitely awesome," Beckham said. "It is something that means a lot to me, and I am definitely going to cherish the moment. I'm very excited to be going to the Pro Bowl.

"The goal (entering the season) is to be either in the Pro Bowl or the Super Bowl. That is every year. That is something you want to be able to build on and put that on your resume. (We) didn't end up making it to the Super Bowl, but I did get the invite to the Pro Bowl, so I am very excited and blessed for the opportunity."

Beckham finished the season with 91 catches, 1,305 yards, and 12 touchdowns. In only 12 games he shattered Giants' receiving records, and rewrote NFL record books while posting the finest season for a rookie wide receiver since Randy Moss.