The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane is reporting the Eagles are close to agreeing to a new "multi-year" contract with wide receiver Riley Cooper. The deal could be agreed upon and announced within the next few days as Cooper is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 11th.
Cooper, 26, had a breakout season last year for the Eagles setting career-highs in receptions (47), yards (835) and touchdowns (8) while boasting the league's third-best yards-after-catch (YAC) at 17.4 yards. He became a favorite target of Nick Foles in the second half of the season which led many to question whether the Eagles would prioritize retaining Cooper over Jeremy Maclin.
Maclin is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Eagles but nothing is imminent at the moment.
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