February 08, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Eagles cut Riley Cooper
The Philadelphia Eagles have cut wide receiver Riley Cooper. They cut him with $1.5 million of his $4.5 million salary would have been guaranteed if he'd been on the roster on March 13. Cooper signed a five-year, $22.5 million contract with $8 million guaranteed in 2014. The contract was regarded as controversial as Cooper had been forced to apologize for using a racial slur, the N word, at a Kenny Chesney concert. The Eagles save $2.9 million against the salary cap and also have $2.4 million in dead money.
Cooper had 577 and 327 receiving yards over the past two seasons. He caught no passes in the final two games of last season.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.