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Marcus Cooper | Defensive Back | #31

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 192
College: Rutgers
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 7 (252) / SF
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Marcus Cooper has been getting safety reps at OTAs.
Cooper is moving to safety full time after spending his first three years at corner. He gives the Chiefs another option behind starters Eric Berry and Ron Parker. Added versatility will improve Cooper's chances of making the 53. Jun 11 - 2:27 PM

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ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss mentions Chiefs CB Marcus Cooper as someone who could interest the Patriots.

Cooper has played all of one defensive snap through the first two weeks and could probably be had for a conditional seventh-round pick. He went to Rutgers, and the Patriots previously tried landing him via waivers from the 49ers in 2013 before the Chiefs won on the wire. The Patriots are looking for corner help.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 08:35:00 AM

ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher expects CB Marcus Cooper to be released unless he "shows significant improvement."

A 2013 seventh-rounder, Cooper initially looked like a steal as a rookie before fading badly down the stretch. His role was further decreased in 2014, where he made only four starts and played 292 total snaps. He was frequently inactive. The Chiefs infused talent at cornerback this spring by taking Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson in the first three rounds.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 02:27:00 PM

Chiefs CB Marcus Cooper has been working with the first-team defense at OTAs.

Cooper started at left cornerback in nickel packages last season, but will have an expanded role following the release of Brandon Flowers. Third-round CB Phillip Gaines is also in the mix for snaps on the outside. Cooper's play declined late in 2013 and he graded out negatively against the run and in coverage. At 6'1/192, Cooper is a better fit than Flowers in Kansas City's press-man scheme and could make a sophomore year leap.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 10:47:00 PM

The Chiefs benched rookie LCB Marcus Cooper for Week 16 against the Colts.

Following a very impressive start to his seventh-round rookie year, Cooper had struggled mightily of late, likely losing confidence. The Chiefs went with Dunta Robinson at slot/nickel back, and Brandon Flowers kicking over to left corner. Coach Andy Reid said Monday the Chiefs will still give Cooper an opportunity to "work his way back in," likely by playing in Week 17 while other players rest.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 01:28:00 PM

Chiefs claimed CB Marcus Cooper off waivers from the 49ers.

Cooper was San Francisco's seventh-round pick this past April. He'll slot in as depth behind Brandon Flowers, Dunta Robinson, and Sean Smith at corner.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 02:51:00 PM

49ers agreed to terms with No. 252 overall pick CB Marcus Cooper on a four-year contract.

The third to last pick of the draft, Cooper is facing long odds of cracking the 49ers' 53-man roster. He should be stashed on the practice squad where he'll be developed as a potential special teamer.
Fri, May 10, 2013 11:30:00 AM

49ers selected Rutgers CB Marcus Cooper with the No. 252 overall pick.

Cooper did not have a ton of starting experience, but he becomes the seventh Rutgers player to be selected. He likely put forward a nice workout for team scouts and caught their attention. He is nothing more than depth.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 07:29:00 PM

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