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Amari Cooper added to Pro Bowl

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Raiders rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper was added to the Pro Bowl Thursday as a replacement for Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

Cooper led NFL rookies in nearly every receiving category and became the first Raiders rookie ever to eclipse 1,000 receiving yards. He finished his first season with 72 receptions for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns; his 72 catches are the most ever by a wide receiver age 21 or younger.

He becomes just the sixth rookie in Raiders history to make the Pro Bowl.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was added to the Pro Bowl earlier this week. The Raiders have five Pro Bowlers for the first time since 2002.

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30 Responses to “Amari Cooper added to Pro Bowl”
  1. alex7awesome says: Jan 21, 2016 6:04 PM

    Maybe enough people will drop out of the Pro Bowl that I can make it……

  2. longsufferingkcfan says: Jan 21, 2016 6:07 PM

    The rare Pro Bowl berth is the only chance the Raiders ever get at playing in late January/early February.

  3. bigshirk says: Jan 21, 2016 6:08 PM

    Raiders being built the right way. Going to be good for a long time.

  4. carr4thewin says: Jan 21, 2016 6:20 PM

    Congratulations to Carr, Mack and Cooper! Outstanding year for Amari Cooper who should at least be considered for ROTY. The Raiders under Jack Del Rio are going in the right direction and are doing a great job drafting thanks to Reggie McKenzie.

    Their biggest issue is having an owner and a city that can help them build a new stadium! Hope they stay in Oakland/ Bay area long term somehow and get a deal done.

    Go Raiders!

  5. clickablecontent says: Jan 21, 2016 6:28 PM

    It’s so nice to be reading positive Raiders news these days. Keep it up.

  6. bvolke says: Jan 21, 2016 6:32 PM

    Should have been Sammy Watkins

  7. savethebs says: Jan 21, 2016 6:34 PM

    Not a Raiders fan but this looks like a team on the rise, Jack Del Rio notwithstanding.

  8. firerogergoodell says: Jan 21, 2016 6:37 PM

    Get used to it…

    This kid is going to be the best receiver in football pretty soon.

  9. liverpoolred04 says: Jan 21, 2016 6:40 PM

    Yeah the Jaguars were heading in the right direction under Del Rio, until Del Rio started making decisions.

  10. slick50ks says: Jan 21, 2016 6:41 PM

    Our rookie made the Pro Bowl as a starter. He’s also an All-Pro, and the likely DROY.

    Go Chiefs!

  11. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 21, 2016 6:47 PM

    Best receivers in the league:
    1. Angry Doug Baldwin
    2. Amari Cooper
    3. AJ Green
    4. Calvin Johnson
    5. Jordy Nelson

  12. rrhoe says: Jan 21, 2016 6:49 PM

    Silver & Black baby!!!!!!!

  13. blackbeard43 says: Jan 21, 2016 7:09 PM

    well, I’ll be damned.

  14. rbanks51 says: Jan 21, 2016 7:18 PM

    Best receiver in the league soon???

    He’s got a long way to go to catch Jones and Brown, who are both young. Let’s not forget Beckham was way better as a rookie and had another great season this year despite being a d-bag.

    No doubt he was the class of this year’s rookie receiver group, but honestly I’d still take 4 receivers from just last year’s class over him. Beckham, Watkins, Evans and Robinson. Plus guys like Hopkins, Green and Thomas all have obvious physical advantages over him and are still young.

    Even for a homer…that was a pretty ridiculous take.

  15. thebillscouldeventuallymove says: Jan 21, 2016 7:20 PM


    He’s also showed his true colors with the tantrums he throws on the sidelines. Something you won’t ever see Cooper do.

  16. vipod4ever says: Jan 21, 2016 7:22 PM

    I’ll keep saying it until it happens, which it will….they are very young, talented and only getting better.

    Raiders 2014-2015 = Cowboys 1989-1990

    They are coming and will be staying for a long time.

  17. ariani1985 says: Jan 21, 2016 7:28 PM

    Douglas Baldwin wouldn’t make my high school team yet alone a pro bowl!

  18. dejadoh says: Jan 21, 2016 7:37 PM

    The Raiders need to solidify the OL (still a big need), and get some more talent at DB. I hope they get a shot at Christian McCaffery in a year or two.

  19. 1nationraidernation says: Jan 21, 2016 7:39 PM

    Carr 2 Copper. …AC/DC for those about to rock we salute you.

    G0 Raiders , Go Cooper!

  20. slugdub says: Jan 21, 2016 7:43 PM

    Love that the young talent on this team are getting recognized.

    Too bad the owner is being a putz. Get ‘er done in Oakland, Davis.

  21. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 21, 2016 7:46 PM

    Douglas Baldwin wouldn’t make my high school team yet alone a pro bowl!


    14 TDs and a super bowl ring say hello.

  22. r8rsfan says: Jan 21, 2016 8:43 PM

    Cooper is the consummate professional. Quiet, tough as nails and works his tail off every day. Zero controversy or drama. That separates him from most wideouts in the league, and is why the sky’s the limit for him.

  23. vader3234 says: Jan 21, 2016 8:48 PM

    As a Raiders fan, I love to see fans of other teams come here to hate. Win Lose or Tie, Raiders till we die! For you haters your teams SU ck! Who gives a damn about your team one way or the other. On the other hand, here you are on a RAIDER subject! Bow to the SILVER and BLACK!

  24. nothingman says: Jan 21, 2016 9:13 PM

    A lotta Raiders going to the Pro Bowl! I’m not a fan but… NFL just feels better when Oakland is playing well.

    Yes, OAKLAND.

  25. calvinthegreat82 says: Jan 21, 2016 9:16 PM

    Easily should have been Kevin White, not even close!

  26. skinnylegspeytonmanning says: Jan 21, 2016 9:20 PM

    Wow. How many Raiders are backing into this thing? Of course Raider fans will act as if Carr and Cooper are first string. LOL!

  27. carp0056 says: Jan 21, 2016 10:40 PM

    Water boy will be next

  28. jjfootball says: Jan 21, 2016 11:48 PM

    Awesome way to go Amari! But let’s work on the drops buddy.

  29. raiderapologist says: Jan 22, 2016 8:44 PM

    slick50ks says:
    Jan 21, 2016 6:41 PM

    Our rookie made the Pro Bowl as a starter. He’s also an All-Pro, and the likely DROY.
    He made it because of the 8 picks. He also gave up 8 TDs, and allowed 930 yards. Only Antwan Blake and Brandon Browner gave up more yards. Ronald Darby had a better year. Peters is overrated.

  30. raiderapologist says: Jan 23, 2016 10:57 AM

    slick50ks says:
    Jan 21, 2016 6:41 PM

    Our rookie made the Pro Bowl as a starter. He’s also an All-Pro, and the likely DROY.
    All-Pro behind Norman, Peterson, Sherman, and Harris. That’s a chest-thumper, for sure.

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