It has been a good start to the offseason for Joel Bitonio.

On Thursday, the starting left guard of the Browns was added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster. He’ll replace Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro, who will be unable to participate in the all-star game Jan. 27 in Orlando because of an injury. Last week, Bitonio was named to the second-team Associated Press All-Pro team.

And on Monday, Bitonio and his wife, Courtney, had their first child, Zoey Grace. Bitonio announced the birth Thursday on Instagram.

This will be Bitonio’s first appearance in the Pro Bowl. He was voted a first alternate last month. Defensive end Myles Garrett and rookie cornerback Denzel Ward were the only Browns players who received outright Pro Bowl selections.

“I am so honored to be able to represent the city of Cleveland and all the great Browns fans at the Pro Bowl,” Bitonio, the longest-tenured member of the Browns and a team captain, said in a news release. “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 started all 16 games for the second consecutive season. A second-round draft pick in 2014, he finished the 2018 season fourth among all guards in ProFootballFocus.com’s grading.

The Browns haven’t had three players appear in the same Pro Bowl game since 2015, when tight end Gary Barnidge, center Alex Mack and left tackle Joe Thomas represented them.