Raiders receiver Amari Cooper says the ball will eventually find him

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Oakland Raiders receiver Amari Cooper hasn’t surpassed 10 yards receiving in any of the team’s last three games against Washington, Denver and Baltimore.

Coincidentally, the Raiders have lost all three games and failed to score more than 17 points in any of the three contests. While Derek Carr‘s back injury hasn’t helped, Cooper’s lack of production has been an issue as well.

Cooper has faith that the ball will get to him consistently sooner than later.

“Just keep being me, just keep doing me, stay true to who I am and the ball will find me,” Cooper said, via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com.

The two-time Pro Bowl receiver has caught just 13 of 33 targets he’s received this season. He caught one pass for six yards on five targets against the Redskins, two passes for nine yards on eight targets against the Broncos, and one pass for eight yards on two targets against the Ravens.

“I’m just being me, man,” Cooper said. “I like to play well so, hopefully, in this next game, I’ll have a few catches and kind of get back on (track).”

Cooper posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in his first two years in Oakland. He has just 118 yards on 13 receptions through five games this season.

10 responses to “Raiders receiver Amari Cooper says the ball will eventually find him

  1. Still better than Kevin White of the Bears…….Cooper and White were the “can’t miss” receivers in that draft. White has 17 receptions in 3 seasons……IR most of the time.

  2. Raiders players don’t like the specter of moving to LV. Davis is also having second thoughts. They’re all watching the Charger “relocation” unravel. Next to the player protest issue, the Charger fiasco is NFL top of mind. Charger player morale is very low, but they should beat the Raiders because it’s not a “home game” for them, which they don’t have any as they have no home and no “home games.” Get it? Spanos is changing their name to the Carson Gypsies.

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