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Philadelphia Eagles sign Riley Cooper to five-year contract extension

Riley Cooper agrees to 5 year deal worth $25 million
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The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to terms with Riley Cooper on Thursday. After a tumultuous, yet successful season, Riley Cooper came out the back end with what Jeff McLane reports as a five year $25 million contract.

Riley Cooper caught 47 passes for 835 yards and eight touchdowns last season. It was a far cry from what many people thought the season would turn out to be, when his “racist rant” at a Kenny Chesney concert, hit the internet.

However, thanks to Michael Vick keeping the locker room together, the Eagles never wavered from Chip Kelly’s game plan. Still, Cooper started to flourish after Vick got injured and Nick Foles took over as the starter.

It’s evident that Philadelphia is trying to keep the offense intact as much as possible. Earlier in the week, they re-signed left tackle Jason Peters to a hefty contract. Philadelphia also signed Jason Kelce to a seven year contract extension. ESPN reports that the deal includes $13 million in guaranteed money.

Now the Eagles can concentrate on a new contract with Jeremy Maclin. The explosive wide receiver injured his ACL during training camp, but he is expected to be a major factor in Chip Kelly's offense.


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