Before the racial debacle, I would have suggested the Eagles let Riley Cooper walk.
I’ve had a change of heart on the matter, because Riley Cooper fits in the Eagles and Chip Kelly’s system. Cooper has caught 37 passes for 714 yards and seven touchdowns and has played particularly well with Nick Foles, a fact that shouldn’t be dismissed when considering his future.
Cooper told Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer that he wants to remain with the Eagles as he enters an uncertain free agency.
“I want to be back here,” Cooper said, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “Everyone around here knows that I love the scheme. I think I fit in it well with the bubble screens and the stuff that we do with blocking and being a bigger guy and a bigger target.”
The incident from this summer still hasn’t fully gone away. McLane quoted executive from another team saying that he thought Cooper’s use of the racial slur could impact the market for him in free agency.
Said executive was quick to point out that didn’t mean he wouldn’t sign Cooper.