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Cooper caught three passes for 25 yards on five targets in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.
Cooper dropped what should have been a touchdown, but he more importantly proved that his foot is fine. He and Jeremy Maclin are locked in as the starting duo in an offense with questionable depth at wide receiver. However, Nick Foles still has plenty of other options in the passing game, thanks to running backs LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles and tight ends Brent Celek and Zach Ertz.
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Cooper (foot) was a full participant in Sunday's practice for the first time in over two weeks, NJ.com reports.
Cooper has missed the preseason thus far due to a foot injury and although he's been able to practice more recently, Sunday marked the first occasion Cooper was full-go. The wideout will aim to make his exhibition debut Thursday against the Steelers as Philadelphia's No. 2 receiver opposite Jeremy Maclin (hamstring).
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Cooper (foot) is among the Eagles in line to be held out Friday against the Patriots, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Cooper, who is bouncing back from a foot injury, has resumed practicing, with his absence from Friday's contest presumably precautionary in nature.
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Though Cooper (foot) was present for the start of Thursday's practice, csnphilly.com indicates that he isn't likely to play Friday against the Patriots.
Though Cooper, who missed last week's preseason opener against the Bears, has resumed practicing, the report notes that the wideout has been limited in most drills during the week, which supports the notion that the Eagles may play it safe with him on Friday.
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Cooper (foot) returned to practice on Sunday, csnphilly.com reports.
Cooper missed Friday's preseason opener against the Bears, with his return to the field Sunday suggesting that he has a shot to suit up for the Eagles' Aug. 16 tilt against the Patriots, barring any setbacks.
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Cooper (foot) will not play in Friday's preseason game against the Bears.
Cooper shed his walking boot Wednesday but, as expected, won't participate in the Eagles' first preseason game Friday.
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Cooper (foot) is now out of his walking boot, but is still not expected to play in Friday's preseason tilt against the Bears, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Cooper has been kept out of practice for the past week or so while dealing with a foot injury, but apparently the receiver is edging closer to a return now that his walking boot is no longer needed. Although Cooper has started running again, the time he's missed will prevent him from playing in Friday's opening exhibition game. While Cooper has been sidelined, rookie Jordan Matthews has drawn rave reviews from Eagles camp, giving Cooper definite competition for Philadelphia's No. 2 receiving spot behind Jeremy Maclin.
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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.
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Eagles re-signed WR Riley Cooper to a five-year, $25 million contract.
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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.