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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 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

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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.
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 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

CSN Philadelphia reports the Eagles will sign free agent WR Riley Cooper to a four-year contract on Thursday.

The Philly Inquirer reported earlier in the day that the sides were close. We're fascinated to see the money as Cooper returns from a career-best year. Then-rookie coach Chip Kelly stood behind Cooper through an incredibly difficult time following Cooper's drunken, racist remarks at a Kenny Chesney concert, then started him in every game. We suspect the Eagles will get Cooper at a discount price, perhaps something in the $3 million to $4 million per-year range.
Feb 26 - 9:13 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Eagles and free agent Riley Cooper are close to agreeing to a new contract.

Per beat writer Jeff McLane, the deal could be finalized and announced within the next few days. In addition to this, McLane adds that the Eagles are expected to sign free agent Jeremy Maclin to a new one-year, "show me" contract. With the start of free agency 13 days away, GM Howie Roseman has been opening up the checkbook. LT Jason Peters inked a four-year extension Wednesday. C Jason Kelce isn't far behind. Cooper isn't going to break the bank.
Feb 26 - 5:09 PM

Profootballtalk reports that free agent Riley Cooper is more of a priority for the Eagles to re-sign than Jeremy Maclin.

It's PFT's Mike Florio's understanding that "it's not even close." This contradicts a Philadelphia Inquirer report from last weekend that the team would prefer to re-sign Maclin over Cooper. Florio has been all over Cooper this month. Last week, a source informed PFT that Cooper will be in "significant demand" once free agency opens March 11. Cooper doesn't have quite the injury history Maclin does and broke out in coach Chip Kelly's offense in 2013. Maclin is still an unknown to the current Eagles staff. Both players would have suitors on the open market.
Feb 26 - 3:03 PM

Depth Charts

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