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).