The Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday that they’ve released veteran WR Riley Cooper.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) February 8, 2016
Cooper, 28, was entering the third year of his five-year, $22.5 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed. He was set to make a base salary of $4.5 million for the 2016 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Cooper will free up $2.9 million in available cap space while creating $2.4 million in dead money.
In 2015, Cooper appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles and recorded 21 receptions for 327 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 86 receiver out of 119 qualifying players.