Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper will be staying in Philadelphia for quite awhile. According to ESPN.com on Feb. 27, the Eagles have agreed to a new five-year deal with Cooper worth $25 million.
The announcement comes just a day after the team locked up offensive lineman Jason Peters to a five-year, $51.3 million deal. In signing Cooper, there may be an indication that the team doesn’t feel a deal is close with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin before free agency starts on March 11.
Riley Cooper played well during the 2013 season despite grabbing headlines last summer after he was recorded using a racial slur. The incident opened up communication throughout the league regarding racial relations and NFL player conduct issues. Cooper took time away from the team after apologizing for his actions.
During the 2013 NFL season, Cooper hauled in 47 receptions for 835 yards with 8 touchdowns. Sources say the team has also agreed to a new deal with starting center Jason Kelce. The deal is a 6-year, $37.5 million contract extension.
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