Eagles release Riley Cooper

Monday February 8th, 2016

The Eagles have released wide receiver Riley Cooper, the team announced on Monday.

Cooper caught just 21 passes for 327 yards and two touchdowns last season, and was owed $4.5 million next season. On the heels of a controversial video surfacing in which Cooper used racial slurs, he signed a five-year, $22.5 million deal under former coach Chip Kelly in 2014, which paid him $8 million guaranteed up front.

The six-year veteran was a fifth-round draft pick of the Eagles in 2010 out of Florida and totaled 319 catches for 2,418 yards and 18 touchdowns during his tenure.

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