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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.

Riley Cooper WR PHI 7 Months

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

Riley Cooper WR PHI 7 Months

Riley Cooper had three catches for 39 yards in Sunday night's Week 17 win over Dallas.

Cooper secured all three of his targets from Nick Foles, with his biggest play coming on a 19-yard catch in the fourth quarter. He finishes the regular season with 47 catches, 835 yards, and eight touchdowns. Cooper will remain the No. 3 option in the passing game when the Eagles take on the Saints in the first round of the playoffs.

Riley Cooper WR PHI 7 Months

Riley Cooper caught three passes for 53 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 16 win over the Bears.

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Riley Cooper caught four passes for 29 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss at Minnesota.

On a day Nick Foles attempted 48 passes and threw for 482 yards, Cooper was quiet with just seven targets. He did convert a two-point conversion, giving disappointed owners a slight boost. Cooper has now been held under 74 yards in four straight weeks and hasn't scored a touchdown during that span. With a tougher matchup against the Bears on deck, he'll be a risky WR3 type. Cooper's talent limitations are starting to catch up with him.

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Free-agent-to-be Riley Cooper says he wants to re-sign with the Eagles.

"I want to be back here," Cooper said. "Everyone around here knows that I love the scheme. I think I fit in it well with the bubble screens and the stuff that we do with blocking and being a bigger guy and a bigger target." Over the past eight games, Cooper has drawn 51 targets and is a legitimate threat with Nick Foles running the offense. Cooper has earned himself some money.

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Riley Cooper caught three passes for 37 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Redskins.

For once, Cooper actually played better than the stats show. He drew a big penalty in the first half, was tackled a few feet short of the goal-line in the second half and saw a team-high seven targets (the bromance with Nick Foles continues). Cooper will be a WR3 against the Cardinals when the Eagles come out of their bye in Week 13.

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Riley Cooper (knee) is practicing in full this week.

Cooper is straight-up balling with Nick Foles under center, catching 15 passes for 393 yards and six touchdowns in Foles' seven games (four starts). Cooper has another favorable matchup against the Redskins this week and is a WR3.

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Riley Cooper has caught 15 passes for 393 yards and six touchdowns from Nick Foles this season.

Although Michael Vick has attempted five more passes than Foles this year, Cooper has just eight catches for 93 yards and one touchdown from the Week 1 starter. It's blatantly obvious that Foles has far more confidence in Cooper and proved it Sunday by chucking a bomb to him despite double coverage. With Foles likely under center for the rest of the season, Cooper is on the WR3 radar. He has a plus matchup with the Redskins in Week 11.