Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray has been added to the Pro Bowl roster, replacing running back Jonathan Stewart.
Another young Oakland Raiders talent is headed to the 2016 Pro Bowl as the number of players from the Silver and Black headed to Sunday’s game continues to grow by the day. Yet another player stepping up and earning their first trip to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement.
Late on Sunday night it was announced that running back Latavius Murray will be joining Derek Carr and Amari Cooper as injury replacements for the Pro Bowl. Making the third member of the Raiders trio of young offensive talents a first time Pro Bowler as well.
Murray will be replacing Jonathan Stewart of the Carolina Panthers, who is headed to the Super Bowl after defeating the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night in the NFC Championship.
Murray was one of the top running backs in the AFC in rushing yards, narrowly finishing behind Chris Ivory for the conference rushing title, so his nomination as an alternate to Jonathan Stewart is well deserved. With so many Raiders players headed to the game on offense, there is a good chance that quarterback Derek Carr will now have a familiar target or two to look for on Sunday when the Pro Bowl game features more Silver and Black than it has had in years thanks to the young core in Oakland.