Amari Cooper Selected For Pro Bowl As Brandon Marshall’s Injury Replacement
AMARI COOPER SELECTED FOR PRO BOWL AS BRANDON MARSHALL’S INJURY REPLACEMENT
Rookie Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper has been added to the Pro Bowl lineup as injury replacement for New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall.
Cooper is the fifth Raiders player to receive the honor, joining injury replacements QB Derek Carr, Safety Charles Woodson, pass rusher Khalil Mack and fullback Marcel Reece. Reece, however, will not play due to a suspension for violating the NFL policy regarding performance-enhancing drugs. He is also the sixth Oakland rookie to make the Pro Bowl. This is also the third straight year that a rookie who is also an Alabama Crimson Tide alum is going to the All-Star Pro Bowl. Fellow ex-Alabama WR Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons will also be headed to the game.
Cooper is currently the rookie leader with 72 catches for 1,070 yards this season. The Pro Bowl, Cooper’s first, will be played on Jan. 31 in Honolulu.
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) January 21, 2016