Eagles sign WR Riley Cooper to four-year deal

By Adam Silverstein
July 13, 2010

The Philadelphia Eagles and former Florida Gators wide receiver Riley Cooper agreed to terms Tuesday on a four-year rookie contract. Selected in the 159th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Cooper is the third of nine University of Florida players selected in April to officially sign his NFL deal. His contract is worth $1.962 million, and Cooper will receive a $171,500 signing bonus.

“The guy’s a ball player. I’m not surprised he came up and had a great mini camp,” former Gators tight end and Eagles teammate Cornelius Ingram told OGGOA about watching Cooper workout last month. “I’m pretty excited for what he has going on, too.”

Cooper will try to earn a spot as one of the team’s reserve receivers during training camp; he will likely fill Philadelphia’s No. 4 receiver slot or end up playing special teams if he is beat out by another player. DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant have all locked down starting jobs this season.

Safety Major Wright, drafted by the Chicago Bears in the third round, and tight end Aaron Hernandez, picked up by the New England Patriots in the fourth round, have each already agreed to terms with their respective clubs.

OGGOA will update this story as more information is made available.

Photo Credit: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

2 Comments

  1. dp says:

    Hey Adam…just got an alert from Bleacher Report saying James Wilder just committed! Did you get scooped? Is it true? How sweet would that be? Move over Mack Brown or will they be running side by side?

  2. I don’t get scooped, you know that!

    Wilder did NOT commit. The source of that story – the Atlanta Journal-Constitution – received a FAKE e-mail from a guy pretending to be Wilder. Wilder, his father and his high school coach have all come out and said the report is false.

    And please, do not get your news from the Bleacher Report. Stick to OGGOA, newspaper websites and major media outlets. 🙂

    You should follow me on twitter – http://twitter.com/onlygators

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