Latavius Murray made the trip to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl last season, but it didn’t leave him fully satisfied.
Murray was added to the Pro Bowl roster only after the Carolina Panthers advanced to the Super Bowl and a replacement was needed for their running back Jonathan Stewart.
“I want to get there next year on my own terms and on no one else’s,” Murray said Tuesday at the start of OTAs. “It was a great experience. I had a lot of fun and I’m definitely stoked I got the chance to go, but I want to make it on my own terms and what I do on the field.”
Murray rushed for 1,066 yards last season, good for second in the AFC. Individually, his numbers were solid, but the team was 28th in the league in rushing because there was no complimentary back to go along with Murray.
The hope is they might have one now in fifth-round pick DeAndre Washington.
“He’s good,” Murray said. “Quick guy, great feet, great vision and he looks real good. Excited to get to work with him and learn from him and hopefully he can learn some things from me.”