Riley Cooper RUMORS & NEWS

  • Riley Cooper says release from Eagles was ‘tough’

    Larry Brown Sports "Riley Cooper commented on Tuesday about his release by the Philadelphia Eagles. The wide receiver posted a statement on Twitter in which he said hearing the news was “tough.”" February 10

  • Eagles cut wide receiver Riley Cooper "The Riley Cooper era in Philadelphia is over. The Eagles announced they released the wide receiver Monday, the first day teams can cut players. Cooper signed a five-year, $22.5 million contract with $8 million guaranteed in 2014. The contract, given under former coach Chip Kelly's watch, was..." February 08

  • Miles Austin, Riley Cooper failing in expanded roles

    CSN Philly "Riley Cooper and Miles Austin were on the field a combined 97 snaps in the Eagles’ 20-19 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday afternoon at the Linc. What did they have to show for it? Four targets. Zero catches. Those numbers are indicative of the production the Eagles have been getting from..." November 18

  • Chip Kelly: Handling of Riley Cooper in '13 'could be' part of racism claims

    ESPN "Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has weathered an offseason in which several former players have suggested race is a factor in his personnel decisions. Most recently, cornerback Brandon Boykin texted to CSN-Philly that Kelly is "uncomfortable around grown men of our culture." That was widely..." August 04

  • Vick's greatest victory: Standing up for Cooper

    ESPN New York "Michael Vick was talking about his greatest achievement as an NFL quarterback, and it had nothing to do with the time he beat Brett Favre in a playoff game at Lambeau Field. This was about saving a rookie coach's team and a wide receiver's career in the early hours of training camp, and it was all..." August 28

  • Richard Sherman wonders why Philly kept Cooper and cut Jackson

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has looked at the Eagles’ treatment of DeSean Jackson and Riley Cooper, and Sherman doesn’t like what he sees. Sherman writes at that there’s something wrong with the fact that the Eagles cut Jackson on the day that a story alleging he has ties to..." April 03

  • Riley Cooper comes a long way in six months

    Pro Football Talk "Six months ago, receiver Riley Cooper’s future in Philadelphia was tenuous at best. Some wondered whether in the wake of his use of a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert whether any other team would embrace him. Instead, Cooper took a short break from the Eagles and, after he returned, the..." February 27

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Eagles reached agreement with WR Riley Cooper on a five-year, $25 million deal, per a league source.

  • Eagles and Riley Cooper near a new contract "The Eagles and wide receiver Riley Cooper are close to agreeing to new contract, according to an NFL source. The multi-year deal could be struck and announced in the next few days. Cooper, who was drafted by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2010 draft, is slated to become a free agent on..." February 26

  • Eagles favor keeping Maclin over Cooper "The Eagles have prioritized retaining Jeremy Maclin before Riley Cooper as the wide receivers near free agency, according to NFL sources. If all goes to plan, the Eagles will sign Maclin to a one-year contract and attempt to acquire another starting-caliber receiver via free agency. Cooper..." February 22

  • Eagles face tough decision on re-signing Riley Cooper, Jeremy Maclin

    SB Nation "The Philadelphia Eagles have one of the best offenses in the NFL thanks to LeSean McCoy, Nick Foles and a plethora of wide receivers. The question is, how many of those receivers will return to Philadelphia in 2014? The Eagles, like almost every team, face tough decisions this winter about who..." February 05

  • Receiver draft class may determine Eagles future of Cooper, Maclin "The Senior Bowl, once again, was not the place to find wide receivers who will be selected in the first round of the draft. But buzz had already developed here about a group of underclassmen who could make the 2014 draft the deepest at the receiver position in years. And that could affect how..." January 26

  • Cooper: I want to be back "Americans have the attention span of a gnat. What is trending today usually is forgotten tomorrow. That's good news for people who say and do stupid things. It certainly was good news for Riley Cooper who, 5 months ago, found himself the center of the worst kind of attention when that infamous..." January 06

  • Eagles must make decision on Riley Cooper

    USA Today "There might not have been too many — or any — Riley Cooper jerseys in the stands. But the Philadelphia Eagles may have never won the NFC East and hosted a home playoff game this season without the controversial fourth-year receiver, who had a team-leading six catches for 68 yards and a..." January 05

  • Birds have decisions to make on Cooper, Maclin "Riley Cooper's contract expires at the end of the season and he knows it. "Yeah, it's up," Cooper said. "It's definitely crossed my mind. But I'm approaching this whole season and the next three games, just play as hard as you can and then at the end of the day everything will take care of..." December 13

  • Cooper glad his speed is finally being respected

    CSN Philly "Riley Cooper is not a burner. That’s putting it mildly. Cooper ran 4.53 at the 2010 NFL scouting combine, which ranked him 21st out of 35 wide receivers who ran the 40-yard dash that February day at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. That helps explain why despite terrific hands and very..." December 12

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    Tim McManus @Tim_McManus

    Riley Cooper (illness) back at practice today. Cedric Thornton (knee) out here with no helmet.

  • Eagles' Riley Cooper and Cary Williams get into practice scuffle "Riley Cooper and Cary Williams got into a scuffle at practice that required several players including Michael Vick to step in and separate the two. Williams had to be forcibly pulled away. The fiery cornerback then walked to a separate field and strolled up and down by himself. Cooper..." September 05

  • Cooper gets little reaction in first game

    Courier-Post "If the general non-reaction was any indication it would seem like Riley Cooper was mostly accepted by Eagles fans. Cooper took a four-day leave of absence from the team last Friday following a video that showed him yelling a racial slur at a security guard during a recent Kenny Chesney..." August 10

  • Cooper receives 'unanimous support' from teammates in return to Eagles

    Sporting News "After the first of his three deep-ball catches late in the 11-on-11 drills between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots Riley Cooper was greeted in the end zone by a leaping chest-bump from teammate Jason Avant. After the third catch Cooper was applauded by the fans at the..." August 07

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    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    Eagles confirm Riley Cooper will practice vs Patriots today after a "good" meeting with Chip Kelly.

  • Eagles suggest Riley Cooper may have been victim of extortion

    Pro Football Talk "Just when the most bizarre offseason story (not involving murder or dogfighting) in recent memory seems that it can’t get any more bizarre it does. In response to a report that Eagles receiver Riley Cooper knew about the video that emerged on Wednesday before it emerged the Eagles have issued a..." August 04

  • Eagles divided over Cooper

    Courier-Post "The Eagles held a meeting Friday before practice to determine what it will take to accept wide receiver Riley Cooper as a teammate again after he was sent off to begin counseling for a racial slur caught on video from a recent Kenny Chesney concert. But it was clear the Eagles are still divided..." August 04

  • Dolphins Pouncey 'really feels bad' for Eagles' Riley Cooper "Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has been excused from team activities after it became clear that his presence would be a divisive one in the wake of a racially insensitive comment he made at a Kenny Chesney concert. Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey is now coming to the defense..." August 03

  • Tebow has nothing to say about former college roommate Riley Cooper

    Pro Football Talk "Tim Tebow’s working out at Gillette Stadium but he’s apparently living under a rock. The Patriots quarterback decided to pass when asked for comment on his old college roommate Riley Cooper who — perhaps you’ve heard — has gotten himself into some hot water this week. “I haven’t seen..." August 03

  • Eagles excuse Riley Cooper from team to focus on counseling

    USA Today "It seems that in hopes of moving forward from the controversy surrounding wide receiver Riley Cooper he and the Philadelphia Eagles are taking a step back from football. The team announced Friday that the fourth-year player is essentially taking a leave of absence from training camp to meet..." August 02

  • Cooper: There's been 'no friction' with teammates

    CSN Philly "Riley Cooper ran down the left side of the field separated slightly from cornerback Brandon Boykin and caught a long touchdown pass from Nick Foles. It was a brief respite Thursday afternoon from the nightmare he created for himself. Cooper continued the damage-control process Thursday one..." August 02

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    mike freeman @mikefreemanNFL

    Continue to hear Eagles want to cut Riley Cooper. Not set in stone by any means. But I'm not sure if Cooper will play another down in NFL.

  • Riley Cooper’s NFL career may not last much longer

    Pro Football Talk "The Sports Bad Behavior Double Standard which gives good players a second chance and makes an example out of scrubs has its limits. We saw it in June with Aaron Hernandez. And we’re seeing it in August potentially with Hernandez’s college teammate Riley Cooper. The disconnect regarding Cooper..." August 02

  • Eagles: Riley Cooper 'to seek outside assistance' after racial slur

    CBS Sports "After Riley Cooper's recent racial slur was discovered on Wednesday the Eagles fined him and later in the day a contrite Cooper apologized to his teammates and asked for forgiveness. Though NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league won't issue any additional punishments the Eagles are not..." August 01

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Roger Goodell said on Mike and Mike this morning that the NFL will not take any further action against WR Riley Cooper.

  • Michael Vick on Riley Cooper: 'I forgave him'

    USA Today "Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick empathized when wide receiver Riley Cooper apologized to him during a 15-minute conversation Wednesday night and then to teammates for using a racial slur after a confrontation with an African-American security guard during a Kenny Chesney concert in..." August 01

  • Eagles receiver Riley Cooper uses racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert

    Newark Star-Ledger "Riley Cooper has a lot going for him on the field right now after the injury to Jeremy Maclin put him in the No. 2 receiver slot. Off the field however Cooper might have a big problem on his hands. one of the top Philadelphia sports blogs in the city obtained this footage..." July 31

  • Marcus Vick tweets out bounty on Eagles WR Riley Cooper, deletes it

    CBS Sports "Thanks to a video that emerged on Wednesday Philadelphia wide receiver Riley Cooper is probably going to be a little uncomfortable the next time he's in the Eagles locker room. In the video Cooper is caught on camera using a racial slur while attending a recent Kenny Chesney concert. Cooper may..." July 31

  • Riley Cooper must step into Maclin's role

    Inside The Iggles "With the unfortunate injury to Jeremy Maclin the entire Philadelphia Eagles offense has taken a blow. He has been an effective target for the Eagles the past four years and has never had below 770 yards a season. While DeSean Jackson is the obvious No. 1 target this opens up a great deal of..." July 28