NFL Free Agency rumors: Eagles expected to let Riley Cooper walk

Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper (14) celebrates scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper had an impressive season in 2013 with 835 yards and 8 touchdowns, but he is set to hit free agency in the offseason and the team will have a big decision to make.

In addition to Riley, speedster Jeremy Maclin is also set to hit the open market.

There was an initial belief that the team would part ways with Maclin, who will be coming off of a torn ACL, but now it appears that Cooper will be the wide receiver that the team allows to find a new home.

According to CSN Philly, Maclin and DeSean Jackson on the outside will allow the Eagles offense to flourish under Chip Kelly’s direction, so Cooper becomes expendable with that plan.

Philadelphia will also need to figure out to do at tight end where they currently have over $9 million tied into the position in 2014, so we could see plenty of changes to the Eagles roster during the free agency period.

Topics: NFL Free Agency, Philadelphia Eagles, Riley Cooper

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  • Bob Iannello

    If they let Coop walk, i’ll be so pissed. was a huge fan of his at florida, he bailed tebow out several times with diving catches and jump balls. He finally got a chance to show his stuff this year and flourished!

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