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RB Lacy To Replace Vikings RB Peterson In Pro Bowl

Eddie Lacy

Rookie phenom Packers running back Eddie Lacy has been selected to replace Adrian Peterson in the Pro Bowl according to Pro Football Talk.

The veteran Peterson withdrew due to injury as he was fighting both groin and foot ailments by the end of the season.

It is a win-win situation for both players as the rookie is likely much more excited to fly to Hawaii for the game than Peterson, who has done it numerous times. A second-round pick out of Alabama, Lacy was the starting running back for the Packers much of the season and accumulated 1,178 yards and 11 touchdowns in a stellar season.

Interestingly, five of the six running backs on the Pro Bowl roster are from the NFC in the first year that teams were not selected by conference: Lacy, Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy, Chicago’s Matt Forte, Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch and San Francisco’s Frank Gore. Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is the sole representative of the AFC.

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