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Jonathan Cooper | Guard | #64

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 302
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (7) / ARZ
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Cowboys re-signed OG Jonathan Cooper to a one-year contract.
Cut by the Patriots and Browns last season, Cooper signed with the Cowboys in January. In a best-case scenario, he'd develop as a replacement for Ronald Leary. In a worst-case scenario, he'd be cut loose in the early days of training camp. Cooper has provided very little reason for hope in four NFL seasons. Mar 14 - 4:18 PM

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Free agent OG Jonathan Cooper is expected to test the open market.

Cooper spent time with Cleveland and New England last year before ending up with the Cowboys. Dallas could offer Cooper swing role money but he wants an opportunity to start. Cooper has been a bust to this point, but his talent and first-round pedigree will draw interest from teams.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 18 - 3:39 PM

Cowboys signed OG Jonathan Cooper.

Cooper has now been with four teams in the past calendar year. The former No. 7 overall pick of the Cardinals in 2013 was traded to the Patriots last offseason, cut by New England and claimed by the Browns, and then cut by Cleveland last week. Cooper will provide interior line depth for Dallas during the playoffs, but this is more of a move for 2017 with LG Ronald Leary set to be a free agent.
Jan 4 - 10:45 AM

Browns waived OG Jonathan Cooper.

The No. 7 overall pick of the 2013 draft has now had the Cardinals, Patriots and Browns all throw in the towel since last March. The fact that the rebuilding Browns, who are in full-on evaluation mode, are cutting Cooper loose even before the conclusion of what should be a 1-15 season is an ominous sign for Cooper's future. Perhaps he'll head back to Arizona, as coach Bruce Arians still insisted Cooper had upside after trading him away last spring.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 04:17:00 PM

Jonathan Cooper will be the Browns' starting right guard in Week 14.

Cooper was claimed off waivers from the Patriots back in October. The former No. 7 overall pick of the Cardinals has yet to play an offensive snap this season. After RG John Greco was sent to IR during the bye week, the Browns will now use the final four weeks to see what they have in Cooper.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 06:05:00 PM

Browns claimed G/C Jonathan Cooper off waivers from the Patriots.

The 76ers Browns are taking as many shots as they can at cheap young players with potential. The No. 7 overall pick in the 2013 draft, Cooper has a minimum base salary and is 26 years old. He'll try to show the Browns something he couldn't in previous stops Arizona and New England, long battling injuries.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 04:18:00 PM

The Cardinals aren't expected to re-sign OG Jonathan Cooper.

Arizona has interior line concerns with Evan Mathis on I.R. and Mike Iupati dealing with an ankle injury. Cooper has time in OC Harold Goodwin's scheme, but multiple reports suggest a reunion is unlikely. The Cardinals have Earl Watford and John Wetzel as backup guards, and signed Ulrick John off Miami's practice squad.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 02:40:00 PM

Patriots waived OG Jonathan Cooper.

Cooper opened training camp as the starting right guard, but a foot injury on the third day of camp changed his trajectory. Now the former No. 7 overall pick is looking for his third team this year after the Cardinals sent him to New England as part of the Chandler Jones deal in March. He should find one, but he is running out of chances.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 01:16:00 PM

Patriots OG Jonathan Cooper (foot) returned to practice Monday.

Cooper was carted off the field with a right foot injury very early in camp. Returning now is a good sign for his Week 1 availability, and he may still have a shot to lock down the right guard job, a spot which has seen three different starters this preseason. Joe Thuney is locked in at left guard.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 12:12:00 PM

Patriots G Jonathan Cooper was carted off the practice field Saturday with a right foot injury.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports he is dealing with a "plantar fascia issue." Acquired in the Chandler Jones trade this offseason, the former first-round pick was hoping to get his career back on track with the Patriots after injuries played a role in his struggles with the Cardinals. He was working with the first team at right guard prior to the injury.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 11:55:00 AM

Jonathan Cooper lined up at right guard in offseason practices.

Cooper spent time on both sides in Arizona, but was primarily on the right last season. Cooper blames the rookie leg break he suffered in 2013 for the rough start to his career. Acquired in the Chandler Jones trade, Cooper will be given every opportunity to win a starting job in New England.
Source: ESPN Boston
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 01:45:00 PM

The Patriots declined OG Jonathan Cooper's 2017 fifth-year option.

Cooper doesn't have much to show for his three-year career thus far, and being that he was a top-ten pick, the option would have out him on the books for $11.9 million in 2017. New England is hoping to revive Cooper's career, but that's too hefty a sum at this point. Cooper needs to win a job first.
Mon, May 2, 2016 06:36:00 PM

Coach Bruce Arians said OG Jonathan Cooper was more than just a "throw-in" when the Cardinals traded him to New England in the Chandler Jones deal.

"He's still the athlete that we drafted," said Arians. "I still think he's going to be one heck of a player." Arians has always been a good judge of talent and we believe him when he says Cooper is "tough as nails." A brutal leg injury in 2013 sapped Cooper of some of his athleticism but a fresh start in New England might be just what the doctor ordered. Tre Jackson, Josh Kline, and Shaq Mason will be his primary competition for playing time at guard this upcoming season.
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 01:54:00 PM

Patriots acquired OG Jonathan Cooper and the No. 61 overall pick of the draft from the Cardinals in exchange for DE Chandler Jones.

The No. 7 overall pick of the 2013 draft, Cooper's Cardinals tenure never got going, due in large part to injury. He missed his entire rookie year with a broken leg before suffering all manner of minor ailments. He began 2015 as the Cardinals' starting right guard, but was benched for backup-talent Ted Larsen. The Cardinals were considering moving Cooper to center before dealing him. The Pats had one of the league's very worst interior lines in 2015, so Cooper will be a candidate at all three spots. Cooper turned 26 in January. It's no guarantee he saves his career in New England.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 02:55:00 PM

The Cardinals have discussed moving Jonathan Cooper to center.

Cooper began 2015 as the starting right guard but lost his job to Ted Larsen halfway through the year. Incumbent C Lyle Sendlein is a free agent and beat writer Kent Somers doesn't see Arizona making a push for Alex Mack. Some draftniks viewed Cooper as a better fit at center than guard coming out of UNC.
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 04:03:00 PM

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