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Amari Cooper | Wide Receiver | #89

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/17/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2015 / Rd. 1 (4) / OAK
Contract: view contract details

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Raiders exercised WR Amari Cooper's fifth-year team option for 2019.
There was some manufactured drama over whether the Raiders would extend Cooper's rookie contract by a year, but this was always going to be the outcome. Slated to make $3.53 million this season, Cooper will be due roughly $13.9 million in 2019. The option is guaranteed for injury only, meaning the Raiders could still walk away unless Cooper fails his physical before the start of the next league year. Wildly inconsistent through his first three NFL campaigns, 24-year-old (in June) Cooper has nevertheless already posted two 1,000-yard seasons. Apr 23 - 3:10 PM

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ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Raiders are expected to exercise Amari Cooper's fifth-year option for 2019.

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie was somewhat noncommittal when Cooper's option was discussed on Friday, telling reporters he didn't want to "put the cart before the horse." However, this was always the expected outcome for Cooper, even coming off a down year in 2017. Cooper's option is expected to be worth $13.9 million.
Apr 22 - 11:45 AM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said the team has been in touch with Amari Cooper's agent about "possibly" exercising his fifth-year option.

"I don’t want to put anything out there, don’t want to put the cart before the horse so to speak," said McKenzie. "But we like Amari." A year ago, picking up Cooper's option would have been a no-brainer, but he damaged his stock by committing 10 drops last season, third-most in the NFL behind only Keenan Allen and Dez Bryant. The Raiders claim Cooper wasn't fully healthy, which may explain why the 23-year-old finished with career-lows in both catches (48) and receiving yards (680). The Raiders have until May 3 to decide on Cooper's option.
Apr 20 - 3:51 PM

Coach Jon Gruden reiterated he envisions Amari Cooper as the "main vein" of the Raiders' passing game going forward.

Gruden, a former wideouts coach, has made it clear Cooper will be counted on for No. 1 wideout usage after sharing the role with Michael Crabtree the past three years. "I said it when he came out of Alabama, that he reminded me of a young Tim Brown," Gruden said. "He has that type of game speed. He's elusive, and has a wide range of routes he can run. He's flexible. It'll benefit him to stay healthy and stay in the same system for a few years. If he does that, great things are ahead." Cooper's career high for targets is 132, set in 2016. He sounds likely to push for a new career high in Gruden's first year.
Apr 2 - 6:00 PM

Speaking at the NFL Combine, coach Jon Gruden said Amari Cooper will be the Raiders' offensive "focal point" moving forward.

The Athletic reported Tuesday that Michael Crabtree will return with the team, but it sounds like Gruden has designs on making Cooper the Raiders' clear-cut No. 1 wideout. "He'll be the focal point of our offense," Gruden said of Amari. "I hope he's listening here today. I'm looking forward to joining up with Amari Cooper. He has tremendous quickness. He's smart, versatile and he's a gamer. He likes the bright lights, and he'll be the headliner in our offense." After a disappointing 2017, Cooper will be a high-upside bounce-back candidate in 2018 fantasy leagues.
Feb 28 - 12:57 PM

Speaking on Sirius XM NFL Radio, Derek Carr admitted Amari Cooper wasn't healthy in 2017.

Cooper did miss a pair of games late in the year due to a concussion and a high-ankle sprain, but even before that, he never looked right. "He would never say it to you but I'll say it to you to have his back," said Carr. "That man was out there giving anything he could and honestly, a lot of guys probably wouldn't have played with what he had." Though he inexplicably scored a career-high seven touchdowns, Cooper's 48 catches and 680 receiving yards were both career-lows. He was also among the league leaders in drops with 10. Still just 23, Cooper will be a prime bounce-back candidate if he can stay healthy in 2018.
Feb 16 - 1:34 PM

Amari Cooper hauled in 3-of-6 targets for 115 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 17 loss to the Chargers.

Even with Michael Crabtree on the sidelines much of the game, Cooper did not see much volume in this one, but he did get loose for an 87-yard touchdown to tie the game in the second quarter. Touchdowns, often long ones, were Cooper's saving grace down the stretch as he found the end zone four times over his final five games. Still, Cooper failed to top 1,000 yards for the first time in his NFL career, catching just 48 passes for 680 yards. Cooper remains a lock to have his fifth-year option picked up, but he needs to prove he can consistently be a No. 1 option, especially with Crabtree expected to be released.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 10:27:00 PM

Amari Cooper (ankle) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Cooper avoided setbacks in his Week 16 return, where he scored a 63-yard touchdown. He will be a volatile WR3 against Casey Hayward and the Chargers.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 06:00:00 PM

Amari Cooper (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Cooper scored a touchdown in his return from a high-ankle sprain on Monday night and should be ready to roll against the Chargers in Sunday's regular season finale. Only Dez Bryant has dropped more passes than Cooper this year.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 07:35:00 PM

Amari Cooper caught 3-of-4 targets for 66 yards and one touchdown in the Raiders' Week 16 loss to the Eagles on Monday night.

Cooper returned from his high-ankle injury and immediately roasted CB Jalen Mills on a double-move slant-and-go for a 63-yard touchdown in the second quarter. That was about all the Raiders could muster offensively. Derek Carr combined for just 90 yards passing on his other 27 throws. Cooper won't be an attractive fantasy play in the Week 17 finale against the Chargers.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 12:16:00 AM

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio says "there's a good chance" Amari Cooper (questionable, ankle) will play in Monday night's game with the Eagles.

Cooper is expected to return after practicing on a limited basis. His role may be scaled back at less than 100 percent, giving him a shy-away Week 16 matchup. Cooper's presence should draw coverage away from Michael Crabtree and Jared Cook.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 03:30:00 PM

Amari Cooper (ankle) returned to Raiders practice on Friday.

As expected, Cooper remains on track to return from his high ankle sprain on Monday night against the Eagles. Receivers around the league like Emmanuel Sanders and DeVante Parker have struggled mightily trying to play with high ankle injuries. Cooper is off the board as a Week 16 fantasy option.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 02:48:00 PM

The Las Vegas Review-Journal believes Amari Cooper (ankle) is "on track" to return for Week 16.

"We hope to get him back to practice and have a good week of practice and be ready to go Monday night," coach Jack Del Rio said Thursday. Cooper has missed two of the Raiders' past three games. If he returns, it will be as a high-risk WR3 against the Eagles.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 05:48:00 PM

Amari Cooper (ankle) is out for Week 15 against the Cowboys.

Cooper lasted just 14 snaps before aggravating his sprained ankle last week against Kansas City. He's week to week. Michael Crabtree should be in for a big workload Sunday while tight end Jared Cook could also have an expanded role.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 03:21:00 PM

Amari Cooper (ankle) is expected to miss Week 15.

Cooper remained sidelined at Thursday's practice. It's hard to see how he suits up after aggravating his injury last Sunday against the Chiefs. A lost season is ending in lost fashion for the disappointing third-year pro.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 02:48:00 PM

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