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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.

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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.

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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.

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A league source tells Profootballtalk.com that free agent Riley Cooper will be in "significant demand" if he reaches the open market.

PFT is "told" that the Eagles "would like to keep him," but DeSean Jackson is already making $10 million a year, and it's very conceivable that Philly would prefer to re-sign Jeremy Maclin rather than Cooper. Cooper is a big-bodied, 6-foot-3, 222-pound wideout coming off career highs in catches, yards, and touchdowns while averaging 17.8 yards per reception. He's 26 years old.

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The Eagles and free agent WR Riley Cooper are expected to begin negotiations at the Feb. 22-25 Scouting Combine.

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Eagles blogger Tim McManus wonders if another locker room will accept free agent WR Riley Cooper.

It's a fair question. In July of last year, Cooper was caught on tape letting an ugly racial slur fly while drunk at a Kenny Chesney concert. The Eagles, desperate for wideout help in the wake of Jeremy Maclin's season-ending knee injury, stuck by him -- with team leaders like Michael Vick and Jason Avant paving the way. But will another team welcome Cooper with open arms? It's very possible the Eagles can re-sign him at a discount.

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The Philadelphia Daily News says it's likely the Eagles are interested in re-signing impending free agent Riley Cooper.

If Cooper was a free agent four months ago, he would have found literally no suitors. He had 46 catches through his first three NFL seasons and became a national story when he let a racial slur fly while drunk at a Kenny Chesney concert. But the Eagles stuck by him and he performed surprisingly well as the No. 2 wideout, posting a 47/835/8 line. Jeremy Maclin, who is coming off a preseason ACL tear, is also an unrestricted free agent. It's hard to see the Eagles bringing both of these guys back, especially if they plan to use a draft pick at the position.

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Riley Cooper caught six passes for 68 yards with a touchdown in Saturday's Wild Card loss to the Saints.