That was fast. It was just four days ago that Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper was excused from team activities to receive racial sensitivity counseling in response to his use of a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert in June.
The Eagles announced that Cooper, 25, will re-join the team today at training camp as they have a joint practice and exhibition with the New England Patriots. Cooper will suit up and play for the Eagles in their preseason opener Friday against the Patriots.
The 6'3" 222 lbs. receiver caught 23 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns for the Eagles last season. In three years in Philadelphia, he pulled in 46 passes for 679 yards and five touchdowns. The Eagles selected Cooper in the fifth round (159th overall) of the 2010 NFL draft.
The quick return of Cooper has irked some while others don't seem to be phased by it. Practice is closed to the public today so fans won't get to see Cooper in action. It will be interesting to see how bad the reception of Cooper will be by the fans at Lincoln Financial Field on Friday.
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