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Cardinals, Cooper agree to terms

Jonathan Cooper AP

And then there were two.

The Cardinals have announced that a deal has been struck with guard Jonathan Cooper, the seventh overall pick in the 2013 draft.

Per a source with knowledge of the terms, Cooper will have offset language in the contract.  In exchange, the structure of the deal will mirror those of the contracts signed by Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill in 2012 and by Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher, Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan, Eagles tackle Lane Johnson, and Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo this year.

Cooper also will receive the full amount of his signing bonus by early October.  Specifically, he gets $3.4 million within 10 days, $3 million on September 15, and $2.56 million on October 15.

The deal leaves Jets cornerback Dee Milliner and Titans guard Chance Warmack as the only two unsigned draft picks.  Coincidentally (or not), the coaches of both teams are believed to be on the hot seat, giving the players a bit more leverage than usual.

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9 Responses to “Cardinals, Cooper agree to terms”
  1. mittywalter says: Jul 28, 2013 2:29 PM

    Finally.

    Go Cards! Football is so close.

  2. clssylssy says: Jul 28, 2013 2:31 PM

    Thank goodness this young man came to his senses while fans were still high on him. These guys have plenty of opportunity to prove themselves and earn their way down the road. The world is their oyster!

  3. koolaidcircusbeast says: Jul 28, 2013 2:40 PM

    Rex Ryan keeps his toilet seat hot.

  4. brok4life says: Jul 28, 2013 3:14 PM

    Its the cards and another high end lineman pick they never ever have success I can’t recall once since they have been in Arizona them drafting a lineman high and it working out. Good luck cards

  5. fnc111 says: Jul 28, 2013 3:32 PM

    Cards might go 0-16 this year. That team is terrible.

  6. wikipediasaidso says: Jul 28, 2013 5:09 PM

    If agents think a coach with minimal front office involvement being on the hot seat is leverage, that’s a bit of a reach. That’s exactly why most teams have a contract person who isn’t too close to the on-field side and isn’t going to get caught up in the “win now” pressure coaches feel.

    But I’m sure Warmack’s agent was waiting to see what happened with Cooper’s deal, in particular. Not sure it went the way he really wanted, though.

  7. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 28, 2013 10:23 PM

    This was almost comical to watch unfold with the Cardinals acting like they were holding the cards here (no pun).

  8. redbirdsrising says: Jul 29, 2013 3:11 PM

    Hey Cowtard… The Cards DID have the leverage and they ended up winning the negotiation. Worry about your own Owner/GM/Jackass, not other teams.

  9. theuglitruth says: Jul 29, 2013 4:01 PM

    @dallascowboysdishing..

    I remember the last time two times you guys came to town and got beat! We love it when you guys come here….it’s always a circle win.

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