Eagles Cut Ties With Riley Cooper
The Riley Cooper era has ended.
With three years left on his deal, but all of the guaranteed money in his contract paid, the Eagles saved $2.9 million by releasing the wide receiver on the first day teams we're able to make cut and creates $8.7 million in real savings.
There's $2.4 million in dead money.
The wide out was never able to come close to his 2013 numbers of 835 yards and eight scores, that enabled him to grab a five-year, $22.5 million contract. That season Cooper averaged 17.8 yards per catch - since then only 11.9 yards per grab.
In Cooper's final game as an Eagles he has zero catches, and posted three-year lows in catches (21), yards (327), and touchdowns (two).