As Florio mentioned earlier in the day, the early reports of the Eagles preferring Jeremy Maclin to Riley Cooper didn’t quite add up. And it wasn’t even close.
That’s evidenced by the fact that Cooper is close to a new deal with the team.
According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the team is close to a new deal with Cooper, which could be finalized and announced within days.
McLane also reports the team is expected to sign Maclin to a one-year deal, allowing himself to prove his worth after tearing his ACL last July.
That’s an impressive few days work for the Eagles if it all happens, after locking left tackle Jason Peters up to a long-term extension today.