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Thursday
Feb272014

Eagles Sign Riley Cooper and Jason Kelce

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Eagles have signed wide receiver Riley Cooper and center Jason Kelce to new deals, the team announced Thursday.

Cooper received a five year deal worth $25 million and Kelce was handed a seven-year contract that will keep him in Philadelphia through the 2020 season.

"Riley is one of the toughest and hardest-working guys in our locker room," Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said of Cooper.  "We talk a lot about how players have to make the most of their opportunities, and he did just that last year. He used his size, strength and speed to make a lot of big plays for our team and I'm excited to watch him build upon his success."

Kelce was selected by the Eagles in the sixth-round of the 2011 NFL Draft and Kelly looks forward to advancing the offense around him.

"Jason is the epitome of the type of player we want around here, both on and off the field," Kelly said.

"He's tough, extremely intelligent and is a leader by his actions and by his words. His athleticism is something that really sticks out when you watch him play. There aren't many centers that can get down the field like he does," he continued.

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Monday
Nov042013

Foles Leads Eagles Over Raiders 49-20

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif) --  Just one week after missing a game with a concussion, Nick Foles made NFL history.

Foles tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 49-20 drubbing of the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

"A couple people came up to me and said that I tied the record with seven touchdowns," Foles said after throwing for 406 yards in the win. "It's a great honor. Hats off to our guys for doing a great job."

Riley Cooper caught five passes for 139 yards and three touchdowns, helping Foles become just the seventh quarterback in NFL history to throw seven touchdown passes in a game.  Peyton Manning also tied the mark in a season-opening win over the Baltimore Ravens.

DeSean Jackson, Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, and LeSean McCoy also scored for the Eagles, (4-5) who look to keep pace with the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East.

Head coach Chip Kelly has refused to name Foles the permanent starting quarterback, even though he has 13 touchdown passes this season with no turnovers.

"It's gotta be based on health," Kelly said.  "We'll talk about it later on."

Terrelle Pryor threw for 288 yards and had two interceptions in the loss for the Raiders.

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Thursday
Sep052013

Riley Cooper, Cary Williams Scuffle at Eagles Practice 

NFL via Getty Images (PHILADELPHIA) --  Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper and cornerback Cary Williams got into a fight at practice on Thursday.

The fight "required several players" to separate Cooper and Williams.  It ended with quarterback Michael Vick holding back Williams as he continued to shout at Cooper.

The incident comes just five weeks after a video surfaced on the Internet of Cooper using an offensive racial insult.  Cooper was fined, apologized to his teammates and took a brief leave of absence to seek counseling.

"Any time there's something extra on the field with Riley and another teammate or an opponent, that's the first thing that's going to come up -- especially if the guy's black," Eagles running back LeSean MCcoy said.

Cooper said after practice that his scuffle with Williams was "nothing," just two competitive teammates fighting for the same football.

The Eagles open up their regular season on Monday night against the Washington Redskins.

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Wednesday
Aug072013

Riley Cooper Returns to Eagles 

NFL via Getty Images (PHILADELPHIA) -- Wide receiver Riley Cooper returned to the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday after a four-day excused absence to undergo sensitivity training.

Cooper left the team after a video surfaced last week of him yelling a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert earlier this summer.  He says he has spoken with each of his teammates individually about the incident and wants them to judge him for his future actions.

"I told them, 'I don't want you to forgive me, because that puts the burden on you. I want it all on me," he said.  "I told them that and I told them I apologize. They could tell it was from the heart, they know I'm not that kind of person. It feels good to have support from the guys."

Cooper's goal now is to earn the respect back from his teammates that he may have lost since the video surfaced, in addition to contributing to the team's thin receiving corps.

The Eagles open up their preseason against the New England Patriots Friday night.

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Friday
Aug022013

Riley Cooper Stepping Away from Eagles

Leon Halip/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper is stepping away from the organization after he was recorded using a racial slur at a concert last month.

Since a video surfaced of Cooper using the slur this week, the team fined Cooper an undisclosed amount and scheduled him for counseling.

"The last few days have been incredibly difficult for me. My actions were inexcusable. The more I think about what I did, the more disgusted I get. I keep trying to figure out how I could have said something so repulsive, and what I can do to make things better," Cooper said in a statement on Friday.
 
"Right now, I think it's important for me to take some time to reflect on this situation. The organization and my teammates have been extremely supportive, but I also realize that there are people who will have a tough time forgiving me for what I've done. The best thing for me, and for the team, is to step away for a period of time," the statement continued.

The team has excused Cooper from all team activities.

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Friday
Aug022013

Eagles' LeSean McCoy Reacts to Riley Cooper Using Racist Slur

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- As the Philadelphia Eagles attempt to move on from wide receiver Riley Cooper being caught on video using a racial slur, running back LeSean McCoy is having a hard time forgetting the incident.

While at a Kenny Chesney concert in Philadelphia in July, Cooper was caught on a cell phone video yelling a racial slur at a security guard.

Cooper has since apologized, but McCoy is still upset over what happened.

"I forgive him. We've been friends for a long time," McCoy said. "But in a situation like this, you really find out about someone. Just on a friendship level, I can't really respect someone like that."

"I don't think he'll get the same treatment and people talking to him as he did before the incident happened," McCoy told CSNPhilly.com. "Which is expected, though. I don't think you can say things like that and think everything will be the same. He's looked at differently."

McCoy and Cooper have been teammates since Cooper's rookie year in 2010. After an injury to fellow wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, Cooper was expected to fill in as the team's number two receiver.

Cooper has been fined by the team, and will not be further disciplined by the NFL, according to Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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Wednesday
Jul312013

Eagles's Riley Cooper Caught on Video Using Racial Slur

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper finds himself mired in controversy after a recent video surfaced showing him using a racial slur.

At a July concert in Philadelphia, a cell phone video captured Cooper saying "I will jump that fence and fight every n---- here."

Cooper is entering his fourth season in the NFL, all with the Eagles. With the recent injury to wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, Cooper was expected to see an expanded role on offense as the team's number two receiver. 

After the video surfaced, Cooper issued an apology.

"I am so ashamed and disgusted with myself," Cooper said in a statement. "I want to apologize. I have been offensive. I have apologized to my coach, to [team owner] Jeffrey Lurie, to [GM] Howie Roseman and to my teammates. I owe an apology to my to the fans and to this community. I am so ashamed, but there are no excuses. What I did was wrong and I will accept the consequences."

The 25-year-old Cooper has 46 catches for 679 yards and five touchdowns for the Eagles in 40 career games.

The team has fined Cooper an undisclosed amount.

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Saturday
Nov192011

Eagles' Vick and Maclin Ruled Out For Sunday's Game Against Giants

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- If the Philadelphia Eagles want any hope of salvaging their season, they'll have to do it without some their best weapons on offense this week. The team announced that quarterback Michael Vick and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will not play in the team's game Sunday night against the New York Giants.

Vick suffered two broken ribs last week in the team's 21-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. It is believed Vick suffered the injury as early as the second play of the game, but he played for the entire game without disclosing the seriousness of the injury. Meanwhile, Maclin is dealing with multiple injuries to his shoulder and hamstring.

Vince Young is expected to make his first start for the Eagles at quarterback, while Riley Cooper is also expected to make his first start of the season in place on the injured Maclin.

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