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Today at Eagles training camp, the guy that your national media told you was never going to play again for the team due to a racist episode, well, came back and played for the team.Now, I'm not going to make the ridiculous mistake of claiming this is a great day for the franchise. The people who will be really happy about this are not people I hang out with. If Riley Cooper is a member of the next Eagles playoff team (earliest possible ETA: 2014), it will be surprising, and if he ever becomes even a relevant performer in fantasy football, it's going to be even more surprising.
A truly great training camp would see several of the lesser-known players taking him out of the lineup (by the way, Russell Shepard is turning heads, for you hyper-deep fantasy leaguers), and if it were not for the injury to Jeremy Maclin, he actually might have been gone.
We'll never know. Maclin got hurt, Cooper takes the spot, and so long as his off the fiel...
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Week Three: Riley Cooper
Yeah, I am reaching for the low hanging fruit Riley Cooper’s name never should have carried so much weight.
Lately you would think the kid was a tier-one Pro Bowler.
Here is an ugly truth.
He may or may not be a pro football player that may or may not have a job. He is also our latest symbol for intolerance.
One day he will be afterthought.
There are reports out of Philly that Riley Cooper was not magically healed from racism in four days because he never went to counseling.
“I went out and seeked help,” Cooper said. ”I talked to my family and seeked some help. But I’m going to keep that between me and the others that are helping me out. It went well.”
What we know is that Riley went home to Florida and...
BACK IN THE FOLD
Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper, after being excused to undergo counseling last week, has made his return to practice on Tuesday and reportedly played well.
Remember when I said that the Eagles decision to welcome Riley Cooper back into the fold after just four days would give cynics all the ammunition they needed? Well, one cynic has taken that ammunition and taken a direct shot at the Eagles for the handling, or lack thereof, of this whole situation.Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Inquirer pulled no punches in a column that ran today...
After the first of his three deep-ball catches late in the 11-on-11 drills between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots Riley Cooper was greeted in the end zone by a leaping chest-bump from teammate Jason Avant.
After the third catch Cooper was applauded by the fans at the Eagles’ facility. One shouted "Way to go Coop!"
Cooper’s return from a leave...
Follow Jeff on Twitter @Jeff1470TheFox for all the latest on Eagles After only four days removed since the Eagles granted his excused absence from team activities, wide receiver Riley Cooper returned to the Novacare Complex to participate in Eagles practice on Tuesday afternoon. Reports also surfaced from ESPN’s Sall Palantonio [...]The post WR Cooper Returns, Speaks To Media...
Riley Cooper is back with the Eagles. The team has confirmed that
the fourth-year wideout returned from his excused absence Tuesday
and is scheduled to practice with the team.
According to ESPN's Chris Morentson, Riley Cooper has rejoined his fellow teammates at practice today.It is a monumental step for the receiver, who was expected to be gone for all of August, turns out to be under a week.Everyone knows the story, Cooper was filmed at a Kenny Chesney concert laying down some disgusting words on a security guard and it didn't go viral until...
Is Riley Cooper a bad guy? I don’t know. Is Riley Cooper a racist? I don’t know either. But Riley Cooper used a word you can’t use, in a manner you definitely can’t use it, and what he was before, or is after means nothing in a “perfect” world out for blood.
Everyone makes mistakes, right? Not today. Not anymore. And not those on the “right” side...
I’m not sure if Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant conferred with LeSean McCoy on Riley Cooper, but he sure spoke as if the Eagles as a team were ready to move back the incident of racial slurs.
Avant was asked about Cooper, who returned to the Eagles training camp after he was excused for four days to deal with the ramification of being caught on video calling someone a *******...
Riley Cooper is likely to get second chance from Philadephia Eagles | The MMQB with Peter King:
When last we left mooch avenger, Peter King, he told us how he was the first one in all of NFL meduiato consider that the Anquan Boldin trade might be of some significance. He also took a firm stance against airline boarding gate moochers, perhaps the most vile breed of moocher. Finally, Peter further professed his love for “The Newsroom” because there’s no more appropriate...