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Jonathan Cooper | Guard

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 311
College: North Carolina
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Cardinals LG Jonathan Cooper is dealing with a left wrist injury, and is uncertain for Week 16.
Cooper says the issue is "something between a break and a sprain." He's in a cast, and is uncertain for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Cooper joined the starting lineup two weeks ago, replacing Paul Fanaika. Dec 16 - 3:51 PM

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Cardinals G Jonathan Cooper will make his first career start Week 14 against the Chiefs.

With Paul Fanakia (ankle) inactive, the 2013 first-round pick will get his first chance at a starting gig. Cooper missed his entire rookie season with a broken left fibula.
Dec 7 - 2:40 PM

Cardinals second-year G Jonathan Cooper may ride the bench all season.

Cooper, the No. 7 overall pick in 2013, is over his broken leg and turf toe. But Ted Larsen and Paul Fanaika are entrenched at left and right guard, respectively. Both have also been especially bad through three games despite Arizona's 3-0 start. How Fanaika has continued to hold onto his job is beyond us. Larsen is a career backup. Cooper may mentally be struggling to get over his injuries.
Sep 26 - 10:45 AM

Coach Bruce Arians confirmed that Ted Larsen, not Jonathan Cooper, will start at left guard Week 1.

Arians has grown increasingly frustrated with Cooper and isn't afraid to talk about it. "I don't care about draft status," Arians said of the No. 7 overall pick in 2013. "I want to see the results on the field, and Ted Larsen's way outplayed (Cooper)." Larsen is a 2010 sixth-rounder that was picked up off the scrap heap by the Cards in March, allegedly to serve as depth.
Sep 4 - 9:17 AM

GM Steve Keim said G Jonathan Cooper is dealing with a "significant" turf toe injury.

Cooper is back in practice as he tries to figure out how to play through the pain. The No. 7 overall pick in 2013 has lost the starting left guard job to Ted Larsen. "It's sad because we all have such high expectations," Keim said. "I'm disappointed in the injuries; I'm not disappointed in the player."
Sep 1 - 8:45 AM

Cardinals G Jonathan Cooper (toe) returned to practice this week.

The embattled Cooper has decided to play through pain as doctors have assured him his toe can't get worse. He's going to get 20-25 snaps in Thursday's preseason finale. Regardless, Cooper is not expected to start at left guard over Ted Larsen, a massive disappointment for the No. 7 pick in 2013.
Aug 27 - 10:29 AM

NFL writer Dan Pompei reports second-year LG Jonathan Cooper "has a ways to go," and could be "beaten out" by Earl Watford for the starting job.

Coach Bruce Arians expressed disappointment in Cooper last week. He's been slow to recover from last year's broken leg and has also battled knee and toe issues this summer. Watford was a fourth-round pick last year but didn't play a single snap as a rookie. Paul Fanaika has a stranglehold on the right guard job. The interior of Arizona's offensive line may be a problem area.
Aug 13 - 3:03 PM

Cardinals LG Jonathan Cooper is day to day with a toe injury.

"Day to day" might be optimistic, as Cooper had a walking boot on his right foot Monday. The injury comes less than a week after Cooper had his knee drained, and eight days after coach Bruce Arians said he was "disappointed" with Cooper's camp performance. Cooper started Saturday's preseason opener, but likely won't suit up against the Vikings this weekend. The Cardinals are counting on their 2013 first-rounder to be a part of a vastly improved line, but Cooper hasn't given many signs that he'll be an early-season asset.
Aug 11 - 5:54 PM

Speaking Thursday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said LG Jonathan Cooper has looked better since having his knee drained.

It's unclear when Cooper had his knee drained, but it appears to be within the past week. Arians criticized Cooper's camp last week, saying he was "disappointed." Cooper will be active for Saturday night's preseason opener.
Aug 7 - 3:08 PM

Coach Bruce Arians said he's "disappointed" with where LG Jonathan Cooper is at right now.

Arians is prone to lauding his players with excessive praise, so it's a red flag to hear him call out a player publicly like this. Cooper has been slow to recover from last year's broken leg, and the staff appears concerned with his work ethic. Arians went as far to say that he wants Earl Watford to push the 2013 No. 7 overall pick for the starting gig. Perhaps the Cardinals' annually sub-par offensive line won't be as improved as we thought it would this season.
Aug 3 - 8:56 AM

Jonathan Cooper (leg) has taken "all" the snaps at left guard in Cardinals OTAs.

Coach Bruce Arians said Cooper isn't quite 100 percent, but it's extremely good news that he's healthy enough to man his position in voluntary workouts. The No. 7 overall pick of last year's draft, Cooper missed his entire rookie year with a fractured left fibula. The Cardinals need Cooper to help turn around one of the league's worst run-blocking lines.
May 20 - 4:19 PM

Cardinals GM Steve Keim fully expects LG Jonathan Cooper (fractured left fibula) to be ready for OTAs.

Cooper has progressed without setbacks since going down in August. A full offseason will serve him well after missing his entire rookie campaign. The Cardinals had one of the league's worst run-blocking lines last season, and will be counting on Cooper to help turn it around.
Feb 20 - 5:50 PM

Cardinals LG Jonathan Cooper (fractured left fibula) has resumed jogging and says he's on track to be ready for OTAs.

Cooper fractured the leg in an August 24 preseason game and missed his entire rookie year. The seventh overall pick in the 2013 draft, Cooper's return will give the Cardinals' offensive line a huge boost. Arizona is expected to have a 2014 interior trio of LG Cooper, RG Daryn Colledge, and C Lyle Sendlein.
Jan 6 - 5:31 PM

Cardinals placed LG Jonathan Cooper on injured reserve with a fractured fibula, ending his season.

They're apparently not using I.R./designated for return. Cooper was the seventh overall pick in April's draft and was likely to be the Cardinals' best offensive lineman this year. Don't expect many running lanes in the desert this season for Rashard Mendenhall and rookie Stepfan Taylor.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 02:24:00 PM

The Cardinals are holding out hope first-round LG Jonathan Cooper (fractured fibula) can play later this season.

Per coach Bruce Arians, Cooper's "best case scenario" would be to return in 10-12 weeks. Arians would love for Cooper to play "the last six games or so," because the Cardinals "don’t want him to be a rookie again next year." Cooper is a prime candidate for Arizona's injured reserve/designated for return spot.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 04:46:00 PM

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