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- Schefter adds that the Eagles are not close to re-signing WR Jeremy Maclin at this point in time.
- Jason La Canfora reports that Cooper will receive $10 million guaranteed.
- Mike Florio reports that Cooper gets $8 million fully guaranteed.
- Cooper will be under team control through the 2018 season.
Cooper, 26, was forced to fill in for Maclin after he went down with a torn ACL before the start of the season. Despite some off-the-field issues that brought up questions of whether or not he should remain with the team, Cooper went on to have a breakout year fort the Eagles. He totaled 47 receptions for 835 yards receiving to go along with 8 TDs.
Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly, citing a league source, reports that the Eagles are signing WR Riley Cooper to a four-year deal on Thursday.
Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, citing an NFL source, reports that the Eagles are close to reaching an agreement with WR Riley Cooper regarding new contract.
- McLane adds that a “multi-year deal” could be reached and officially announced in the next few days.
- McLane also mentions that Philadelphia is also expected to sign WR Jeremy Maclin to a one-year, “show me” contract.
Contract talks between the Eagles and Cooper’s reps reportedly picked up in recent days, which is why Cooper is likely to be first receiver re-signed before they turn their attention to Maclin.
Florio’s report comes in direct contrast to what Jeff McClane report from last week which mentioned that the Eagles wanted to address Maclin before considering a new contract for Cooper.
- Florio adds that the Eagles preference between the two players is “not even close.”
Maclin, 25, has said publicly that he is open to signing a one-year contract after missing the entire 2013 season due to a torn ACL.
We have both Maclin and Cooper listed in our Top 100 Free Agents list.