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Riley Cooper returns to team drills


Eagles receiver Riley Cooper has missed two preseason games and team drills at practice for two weeks, due to an apparent ankle injury.

On Sunday, Cooper returned to 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 sessions at practice.  He hopes to play in the next preseason game, on Thursday night against the Steelers.

Yeah, that’s our goal,” Cooper said Sunday, via Geoff Mosher of  “I’m pretty excited. I’ve been out a while.  Two weeks.  It feels like a long time.”

Cooper’s status had been cloaked in a bit of mystery, since coach Chip Kelly initially suggested Cooper would be back soon.

With starters rarely if ever playing in the preseason finale, Cooper has only one chance to get sort-of live reps until the reps become fully live in Week One against the Jaguars.

“I didn’t want to be out and get back against Jacksonville,” Cooper said.  “I want to get a couple weeks of practice in and get the timing down with Nick [Foles].  It’s something I need, and it will be beneficial. That’s the plan.”

A year ago, the team’s plan for Cooper was unclear, in the wake of an ugly incident involving an inflammatory racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert.  But Cooper had a strong season, signed a new contract, and has become one of the top receivers on the team.

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7 Responses to “Riley Cooper returns to team drills”
  1. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 17, 2014 4:45 PM

    I love this guy.

  2. floratiotime says: Aug 17, 2014 5:07 PM

    Another first ballot HOFer. The Eagles Superbowl dynasty continues.

  3. mancave001 says: Aug 17, 2014 7:50 PM

    floratiotime says:
    Aug 17, 2014 5:07 PM
    Another first ballot HOFer. The Eagles Superbowl dynasty continues.

    Ah, an irrational hater. Surprise. Oh, and I’m sure Riley thanks PFT, who can’t go five seconds witho mentioning he said a bad word last year.

  4. mungman69 says: Aug 18, 2014 1:32 AM

    Cooper said a bad word? I just hope that it wasn’t directed at a certain group of people.

  5. mungman69 says: Aug 18, 2014 1:33 AM

    Philadelphia fans are great. If the team stinks they (fans) will let it be known

  6. iamdinguskhan says: Aug 18, 2014 4:37 AM

    A bad word?! Riley said more than just a bad word. And you are calling other people irrational.

  7. johnnyjagfan says: Aug 18, 2014 10:11 AM

    Let the past be the past. The boy can catch a pass. Wonder if he’s going to be in the same class as last year without DJax taking half the D with him?

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