Following the first playoff appearance in well over a decade, the Oakland Raiders took a significant step back in the 2017 season. Among the disappointment was the subpar play from Pro Bowl wide receiver Amari Cooper who put up career lows across the board with 48 catches on 56 targets for 680 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in 14 games. There was a notable drop in his level of performance that quarterback Derek Carr admitted that the fourth-year wideout was dealing with injuries throughout the year that he believes impacted the 23-year-old’s ability on the field, according to Eddie Borsilli of SiriusXM NFL Radio. For much of the season, Cooper did not look like the promising wide receiver that had quickly become of the top young players at his position over his first two seasons. Instead, there was a notable lack of consistency in his play that saw him finish with fewer than 70 receiving yards in all but two games played. This included failing to crack double-digit receiving yards on five occasions along with being held without a catch once.
Carr blames Cooper's tough season on injuries
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