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Eagles cut ties with Riley Cooper

After six years the Eagles and Doug Pederson are ready to move on.

So long Riley Cooper.Getty Images

The Eagles are gearing up for a big move.

Why? Well, they cut RIley Cooper today, clearing up $2.9 million in valuable cap space. This is cash they'll need to extend stud defensive end Fletcher Cox, or to sign quarterback Sam Bradford.

Cooper was pretty irrelevant last season for the Eagles catching just 21 passes for 327 yards. According to ESPN, the wideout wastargeted on 6.4 percentof the routes he ran last season. This is the third-lowest in football of qualifying players.

He was drafted by Andy Reid in 2010 and over six season with the Birds caught 169 balls for2,418 yards and 18 touchdowns. His best season was in 2013, prior to signing a contract extension with the club he had 47 catches for835 yards and eight scores as the Eagles won the NFC East.

The Eagles have an abundance of young talent at the receiver position in Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff and Nelson Agholor and the move was widely expected.

A big-bodied receiver, Cooper will likely be most remembered for using a racial slur at a country music concert that was caught on film a few seasons ago.

 

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