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Riley Cooper | Wide Receiver

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
College: Florida
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Riley Cooper caught six passes for 54 yards in Sunday's Week 4 loss at San Francisco.
Cooper set season-highs across the board, but performed terribly once again despite a tasty matchup. The highlight was an egregious drop as the Eagles were trying to come back in the fourth quarter. Through four games, the role-playing/blocking Cooper is on pace for 60 catches, 500 yards and zero touchdowns. Sep 28 - 8:38 PM

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Riley Cooper caught four passes for 34 yards in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Redskins.

On a day the Eagles scored 37 points and Nick Foles threw for 325 yards, Cooper was quiet once again. Meanwhile, rookie Jordan Matthews dominated out of the slot for eight catches and two touchdowns. Cooper, who now has a total of 71 yards through three games, is just a role-playing blocker. Drop him.
Sep 21 - 5:10 PM

The Philly Inquirer suggests Riley Cooper's role in the Eagles' offense has been diminished this season by the addition of Darren Sproles and ascension of second-year TE Zach Ertz.

And it doesn't help that Cooper has played very poorly. He has just 37 yards on 11 targets and dropped a touchdown in last Monday night's win over the Colts. Cooper basically admitted he's a role player in Chip Kelly's offense. "Those are the type of people he wants in here," Cooper said of Kelly. "He doesn't want ... me complaining about, 'I'm not getting this many catches.' I just want to win games." Cooper is a WR4/5 in fantasy leagues.
Sep 19 - 11:12 PM

Riley Cooper caught one pass for eight yards in the Eagles' Monday night, Week 2 win over the Colts.

Cooper was targeted just three times on the night; he dropped one deep ball in the end zone and later drew a pass interference call against Vontae Davis in the end zone to set up LeSean McCoy's one-yard score. Cooper saw some good looks, but didn't do anything with them. He's a touchdown-dependent WR4.
Sep 16 - 12:32 AM

Riley Cooper caught four passes for 29 yards in Sunday's Week 1 win over the Jaguars.

Cooper was second on the team with seven targets, but most of his looks were second- or third-read dumpoffs. He's a role player that's on the field to block more than make plays outside of the occasional jump ball. Cooper will be a touchdown-dependent WR4 against the Colts in Week 2.
Sep 7 - 5:43 PM

Riley Cooper (ankle) is practicing in full this week.

Cooper has been nursing a balky foot/ankle for much of the summer. He's in no danger of missing Week 1 against the Jaguars, but is just a WR3/4.
Sep 3 - 3:36 PM

Riley Cooper caught three passes for 25 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.

It was Cooper's preseason debut after he missed the Eagles' first two games with a minor foot issue. Cooper could have had a touchdown, but committed a drop in the end zone. Although Cooper is locked into two-receiver sets, he's a deep threat who will remain a boom-or-bust WR3/4 for fantasy purposes.
Aug 21 - 10:14 PM

Riley Cooper (foot) practiced in full Sunday for the first time in more than two weeks.

Cooper is on track to make his preseason debut against the Steelers Thursday. Coach Chip Kelly also said that if there were a regular season game tomorrow, Jeremy Maclin (hamstring) would be able to play. Nick Foles shouldn't have to roll with Ifeanyi Momah and Arrelious Benn on the outside for much longer.
Source: NJ.com
Aug 17 - 9:53 PM

Riley Cooper (foot) returned to Eagles practice Sunday.

Cooper missed the beginning of training camp and the Eagles' preseason opener, but should be fine moving forward. He'll continue to be a role player in Chip Kelly's offense, blocking out wide and seeing sporadic vertical targets.
Aug 10 - 12:35 PM

Riley Cooper (foot) is inactive for Friday's preseason opener.

Cooper has shed his walking boot and should return to practice next week. Arrelious Benn will replace Cooper in the starting lineup. Also ruled out for the Eagles are WR Jeff Maehl and RB Chris Polk. Jeremy Maclin (knee) is active and will play limited snaps.
Aug 8 - 6:35 PM

Riley Cooper (foot) will not play in Friday's preseason opener.

Cooper was out of his walking boot Wednesday and has begun running again. He should be back on the field when the Eagles return to practice next week.
Source: CSN Philly
Aug 6 - 1:17 PM

PhillyMag.com reports Riley Cooper (foot) has been sidelined for "over a week."

It's noteworthy, as Cooper was originally believed to have injured his foot over the weekend. Either way, coach Chip Kelly expects Cooper to return to practice this week. He's highly doubtful for Friday's preseason opener against the Bears.
Aug 5 - 10:45 PM

Riley Cooper injured his foot over the weekend and is in a walking boot.

Coach Chip Kelly anticipates Cooper returning to practice sometime this week. We'll see if he's available for the preseason opener against Chicago on Friday. Cooper is a WR4/5 who is currently going in the eighth round of fantasy drafts.
Aug 4 - 9:00 AM

Riley Cooper is expected to deal with significantly more attention from defenses this season.

Cooper had something of a perfect storm come his way on the field last season, as Jeremy Maclin's ACL tear and DeSean Jackson's speed afforded him both playing time and man coverage with no safety over the top. He cashed in with a 47-835-8 line and a $25 million contract. But without Jackson drawing attention, Darren Sproles' arrival, an expanded role for Zach Ertz and a likely rookie at the wideout spot, Cooper is going to find the sledding tougher.
Mar 31 - 10:58 AM

Eagles re-signed WR Riley Cooper to a five-year, $25 million contract.

The last year of the deal is voidable, but the contract includes $10 million guaranteed. It looks like the Eagles have overpaid for a player they had plenty of leverage on. Given Cooper's ugly racial slur from last summer, it's unlikely he would have been welcomed into another locker room. Furthermore, he lacks an ability to separate consistently despite career-best 2013 contract-year stats (47/835/8). Still, the 6'3/222 Cooper is a reasonable complement to diminutive DeSean Jackson because he brings red-zone chops, some blocking ability and a willingness to go over the middle on slants. If Jeremy Maclin is re-signed by the Eagles as expected, Cooper will enter 2014 as a No. 3 wideout.
Feb 27 - 9:05 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Nick Foles
2Mark Sanchez
3Matt Barkley
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Darren Sproles
3Chris Polk
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Darren Sproles
3RB1Darren Sproles
2LeSean McCoy
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Jordan Matthews
3Josh Huff
WR21Riley Cooper
2Brad Smith
3Jeff Maehl
WR31Jordan Matthews
TE1Brent Celek
2Zach Ertz
3James Casey
4Trey Burton
K1Cody Parkey