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NFL to pay Phillip Lindsay’s way to 2019 Pro Bowl

The NFL has hired Phillip Lindsay as a social media correspondent so he can attend 2019 Pro Bowl.

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like Phillip Lindsay will be able to go to the 2019 Pro Bowl after all.

The NFL is reportedly going to pay his way to the game by “hiring” him as a social media correspondent. So, I guess that means he tweets a few times from the game and calls it good while his expenses are picked up by the league.

This looks like a creative workaround to bypass a league rule noting that teams cannot pay for players travel to the Pro Bowl (like, really?). The Denver Broncos quietly pushed the league hard to find a solution, so Lindsay could attend as the first undrafted offensive rookie ever to be selected to the Pro Bowl.

Lindsay finished with 1,037 yards rushing and 10 total touchdowns as a rookie.