WR Riley Cooper - Free Agent
|6-4, 222||Born: 9-9-1987||College: Florida||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2010|
2015 Week 4 vs WAS (3 / 2 / 72 / 1 rec)
Riley Cooper played on 67 percent of snaps on Sunday, now fourth most of all skill position players on the season. But his role in this offense is clearly just to fill a seat and distract a defender in three-wide sets. He won't see many targets or be heavily involved in the game plan. That said, every now and again he'll be targeted deep since he'll always be left alone in single coverage. That was the case on Sunday when he hauled in a 62-yard touchdown to open the second half. There wasn't anything particularly special about what Cooper did; running a deep post against a mediocre cornerback won't win any MVP votes. It was, however, an absolute perfect throw from Bradford. Cooper is going to be on the receiving end of these types of plays throughout the season, and occasionally they'll explode for big scores. Predicting when they'll happen will be a headache.
2015 Week 5 vs NO (8 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Riley Cooper is not a consistent deep threat but he is consistently targeted down the field. This week, he tied Murray for the most targets among his teammates. Only Matthews played more snaps as it appears Cooper has cemented his role in this offense, despite his talent. Every pass thrown his direction is contested because he's not breaking coverage or giving Bradford a comfortable window to place the ball. As such, Cooper caught only 38 percent of his targets to bring his season total down to 47 percent. He did see his first end zone target of the season; it resulted in an interception (horrible decision by Bradford).
2015 Week 6 vs NYG (6 / 3 / 76 / 1 rec)
Once again, Riley Cooper managed to squeeze behind the defense and haul in a big touchdown reception - this one for 32 yards that tied the game in the first quarter. He opened the second half with a 43-yarder on a perfect throw from Bradford. But there wouldn't be much more than those couple of splash plays. He had another shot on a deep ball but quit on his route early, resulting in an interception. He finished the game as the Eagles leading receiver and now has 180 yards on eight catches and two touchdowns over the last three games.
2015 Week 11 vs TB (3 / 2 / 42 / 0 rec)
Riley Cooper ranked second in receiving yards on the day. He wouldn't show up on the stat chart until late in the third when Mark Sanchez fired a laser across the middle for 18 yards. Cooper's next target would be well off the mark and intercepted accordingly. He chipped in a 24-yard grab midway through the fourth when he broke free on a route and cut ahead for seven yards after the catch.
2015 Week 12 vs DET (2 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Riley Cooper managed played the third most snaps among receivers and 16 yards on two catches.
2015 Week 13 vs NE (1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Riley Cooper was the only Eagles' receiver outside of Jordan Matthews to record a stat in this game. But he did contribute two big plays. The first of which occurred during an onside kick attempt by the Patriots. Cooper attacked the ball and swatted it out of bounds before New England was able to recover. Later on that same series, with the Eagles up by only touchdown and facing a 3rd and 11, he secured a high throw for 14 yards and a first down. That catch would have sealed the game had Kenjon Barner not fumbled a few plays later.
2015 Week 14 vs BUF (6 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
Riley Cooper tied Nelson Agholor for the most targets among wide receivers. His first target was a beautiful 42-yard bomb, but the ball hit the ground as he was trying to secure it (originally called a catch but overturned after a Bills' challenge). He made some nice grabs later in the game, picking up three first downs on his way to 9.3 yards per catch. His worst part of the day came when he was flagged for a late hit out of bounds on a punt return that set up the Bills in Eagles territory late in the third quarter.
2015 Week 15 vs ARI (4 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Riley Cooper contributed his usual low-yardage game. His first target didn't come until the third quarter, of which he made a nice play by turning up the field and fighting for the first down on a 15-yard gain. His next catch was also a smart play as he caught a short pass on third down but changed directions and fought ahead to secure the first.
2014 Week 1 vs JAX (7 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec)
Foles threw him a nice ball at the corner of the endzone that was in tight coverage and Cooper could not hang onto the ball for the touchdown. Cooper's first catch was a 4 yard pass from Foles with little chance of any extra yards after the catch. He then was targeted again for a first down play but was held be the defender and couldn't make a play on the ball. Cooper had three targets to start the second half as Foles first overthrew him and then followed up with a quick 4 yard screen and later with a 9 yard passing play.
2014 Week 2 vs IND (3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Cooper had a nice look from Foles on a 20 yard passing play to the endzone but Cooper straight up missed the catch as the ball sailed right through his hands on what should have been a catch and an Eagles touchdown. Cooper had only one catch in the game and it was for a modest 8 yard gain. Cooper dropped an easy 5 yard pass from Foles and showed some signs of struggle as he couldn't get anything going in the game. He did happen to be involved with a key play where he drew a pass interference on a long pass from Foles to the endzone and set the ball up on the 1 yard line for McCoy to punch the ball in for the touchdown.
2014 Week 3 vs WAS (7 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)
Cooper made a nice tip toe catch for a first down and 21 yard gain on the left side of the field to help the Eagles continue on their touchdown drive. Cooper got back to back looks early in the third quarter and caught the first one for a 7 yard gain but on the second one he could not make the catch on a poorly thrown ball from Foles.
2014 Week 4 vs SF (8 / 6 / 54 / 0 rec)
Cooper had a quick 6 yard reception to get things started on the day but offered very little run after the catch. On 2nd and 21 Cooper took a screen pass for 11 yard to the right side of the field. Cooper saw another quick pass for a minimal gain of 5 yards. Cooper had a 12 yard gain that at the end of the play just ran reckless and the ball popped out and he lost it on the fumble. The play cost the the Eagles a field goal try to end the half. Cooper collected another quick 8 yard catch but couldn't break away for any additional yards. On a 3rd and 14 Cooper caught a 12 yard pass and the Eagles had to punt the ball away. Cooper missed the most important catch of the game with under 3 minutes to play as Foles threw a perfect ball right into Cooper's hands but the ball just bounced off his hands.
2014 Week 5 vs STL (5 / 4 / 33 / 1 rec)
Cooper had an 8 yard grab that he turned up field for a first down helping to get the Eagles into field goal range. Cooper's next grab was for a mere 2 yards and he could not find any space after the catch. Cooper made a fantastic jump ball catch in the endzone to grab a 9 yard touchdown. This is a good sign for Cooper as he has showed some drops in the endzone the past few games and hopefully his confidence can start to come back. Cooper had another 14 yard catch for a first down but with the Eagles up 13 points in the 4th quarter he ended up running straight out of bounds where he could have downed the play in bounds and ran some clock.
2014 Week 6 vs NYG (7 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)
Cooper picked up the Eagles first 1st down on the night with an 11 yard grab showing off some quick hands as he snagged the ball out of the air. Cooper found a way to get wide open over the middle of the field for a 14 yard first down catch to help the Eagles continue to move the ball on their first touchdown drive. Cooper caught his next pass on a quick pass over the middle for a modest 6 yard gain. Cooper made a nice 15 yard grab and then followed it up with a 13 yard grab to move the ball to the Giants 29 yard line right before half time to get the Eagles into field goal range.
2014 Week 8 vs ARI (9 / 5 / 88 / 0 rec)
Cooper had a big bang with his first reception of the game making a diving grab near the sidelines for a huge 50 yard gain. He never gave up on the play and kept running to make sure Foles eventually had some where to throw downfield. Cooper had a short 3 yard catch with time winding down in he 1st half. Cooper had a 9 yard gain where he was hit hard out of bounds right before he could pick up a first down. Cooper caught a 4 yard grab and could find very little room after the catch. Cooper had a very nice 22 yard gain over the middle of the field.
2014 Week 9 vs HOU (6 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
On Cooper's first target he was under thrown and the Texans returned the interception for a touchdown. On the next drive Foles threw back to back passes to Cooper for 13 yard gains. The first catch was on the sidelines and he made sure to keep his feet in bounds, and on the second grab he took a short pass and picked up some extra yards after the catch.
2014 Week 10 vs CAR (4 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Cooper had a 6 yard catch late in the 3rd quarter that he was tackled immediately and couldn't get the yards that he needed for the first down.
2014 Week 11 vs GB (6 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)
Cooper made a nice first down grab of 11 yards to start the game off for the Eagles on offense. Cooper had another 5 yard gain on the Eagles first possession of the second half which came on a WR screen pass. Cooper had another 14 yard grab on the Eagles first touchdown drive but it was clear that the Packers were starting to play a softer pass defense after they have built a 39-6 lead.
2014 Week 12 vs TEN (6 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)
Sanchez's first two targets to Cooper didn't go as planned. At first, he couldn't find the receiver running a deep out route as his ball fell five yards short. Then, he tried to find Cooper on a deep post route, but the route was never open as Jason McCourty cut inside for the interception. Eventually the duo connected for 24 yards, as Cooper caught a pass just short of the end zone by tiptoeing at the sideline. Sanchez was costing Cooper yards with his poor play and his most blatant example of this came at the end of the second quarter when the receiver was wide open on a deep out route. Sanchez simply missed him with poor accuracy. Cooper had a pair of catches in the third quarter. On both, one was a screen, he caught the ball underneath and extended the play downfield with his legs to create his production.
2014 Week 13 vs DAL (7 / 4 / 32 / 0 rec)
Cooper took the 2nd play from scrimmage and caught a 10 yard pass over the middle and pushed his way close to a first down. Cooper had another catch on the opening drive for another 8 yard gain where he was 2 yards short of the endzone. Cooper had another short reception of 7 yards over the middle of the field as he jumped up and bobbled in and out of his hands. Sanchez came right back to Cooper on the next play and delivered a bullet pass for a another 7 yard gain and an Eagles first down to the Cowboys 34 yard line. Cooper was targeted in the endzone but had no chance to make the catch as it was a bit underthrown and was easily knocked away. Cooper looked to have some confusion as Sanchez hit him in the side of his body without Cooper even seeing the play develop.
2014 Week 14 vs SEA (5 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)
Cooper was targeted deep down the field and looked to have a step on the Seahawks secondary but the ball sailed a little over his head and Cooper failed to make an effort on the ball at the end of the play. He made a 4 yard catch on a 3rd and 6 but it fell a couple of yards short and the Eagles were forced to punt. Cooper made the catch and could get no room to run after the catch as the Seahawks defense continued to make immediate tackles and limit the amount of yards after the catch. Cooper caught another 4 yard pass over the middle of the field to start out the Eagles second drive of the second half. Cooper was targeted down the field for a big play but the ball got tied up in the wind and was intercepted by the Seahawks.
2014 Week 15 vs DAL (4 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Cooper caught the first offensive play for the Eagles but it was a short WR screen that ended going for no gain. Cooper dropped an easy pass on a 2nd and 5 that would have been a first down showing once again his inability to be a consistent target for Sanchez. Cooper had an easy 17 yard reception over the middle of the field at the end of the game while the Cowboys were in prevent defense.
2014 Week 16 vs WAS (7 / 5 / 53 / 2 rec)
Riley Cooper led all Eagles wide receivers in receptions and production, catching five passes and both of Sanchez's TD throws. Cooper converted a short slant in the red zone into a TD in the first quarter. He had his second TD of the night off a nice seam pass where Cooper out-leaped a late Ryan Clark in the end zone. Cooper benefited from extra attention on rookie Jordan Matthews and Jeremy Maclin.
2014 Week 17 vs NYG (3 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)
Riley Cooper was quiet on Sunday as he only managed two catches. Cooper was rarely targeted throughout this game and failed to make an impact. Cooper used his speed to get open on a deep shot from Sanchez but this was overthrown and it fell incomplete. Cooper did catch a first down on the sideline from Sanchez and got wide open again on the outside for his second catch but disappeared from the game afterwards. The Eagles ran the ball a lot and Sanchez also spread the ball often amongst his receivers which inevitably hurt the production of Cooper.
2013 Week 1 vs WAS (6 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Had a quick reception to start the game with a 6 yard gain, and then had another quick 8 yard strike late in the first quarter as his only 2 catches on the game. He was targeted 6 times total but only happened to reel in 2 short grabs.
2013 Week 2 vs SD (3 / 2 / 23 / 1 rec)
Cooper was looked at in the redzone and converted for a nice grab on a touchdown pass that Vick zipped into him.
2013 Week 3 vs KC (7 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Cooper had a miserable evening with Sean Smith locked in on him in man coverage. One of the few times he beat Smith came early in the game on a post corner but the ball bounced off his fingertips. He also dropped a 30 yard pass on left sidelines Vick scrambled out of the pocket. Cooper's biggest gain came on a deep hitch when Sean Smith cramped up in the middle of the route.
2013 Week 4 vs DEN (2 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
Cooper had a couple of targets and made the best of both of them catching them both. He used his good hands to make the best of his opportunities.
2013 Week 5 vs NYG (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Cooper only saw 1 target on the day and it was an overthrown ball from Nick Foles in the endzone. He is not one of the main offensive weapons on this team even without Jeremy Maclin sidelined for the season.
2013 Week 6 vs TB (6 / 4 / 120 / 1 rec)
He looked very energized in this game and had a nice connection with Foles. On his first catch after he made the catch he aggressively lowered his head and drove the pile forward for some additional yards. Cooper made a great catch over the middle picking up a first down and showing that he is willing to do whatever it takes in making a catch and that he can be a trusted WR for the Eagles QBs. He had a great 47 yard TD catch that he used his body to help separate from the defender and made the catch as he entered the endzone. He later took a quick screen pass and used his legs to break some initial tackles and head down the sidelines for a 44 yard gain.
2013 Week 7 vs DAL (7 / 6 / 88 / 0 rec)
He was effective today picking up chunks of yards on his 6 receptions. On the Eagles second drive he had a nice catch and run for a first down and has starting gaining the Eagles trust as their WR2. Cooper made a nice catch on a short pass and took the ball up field and bounced of a Cowboys defender and picked up the first down. The effort on that particular play was a big confidence boost to Cooper as the Eagles continued to look his way throughout the game. Cooper had a nice catch that he took for 9 yards and would have had the first down but danced backwards to try to swing the play for even more yards. On the next play he dropped the pass thrown to him. He made a few catches in garbage time once Barkley entered the game.
2013 Week 8 vs NYG (5 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Cooper made a nice leaping 7 yard catch over the middle of the field helping rookie QB Matt Barkley find some open space. Barkley over threw him on back to back plays in the 4th quarter and was never given a chance to make a play on either ball. He made a first down catch with less than 7 minutes left in the game, helping to keep the drive alive.
2013 Week 9 vs OAK (6 / 5 / 139 / 3 rec)
Cooper showed a huge burst on the third offensive play of the game taking a short pass to the out side and raced down the sidelines for a 42 yard gain. He gained some separation as he raced into the endzone and stretched out to make a 17 yard touchdown reception. On the very next series when the Eagles got the ball back, Foles looked for Cooper again and showed his trust in him as he launched up a pass and Cooper went up and got the ball then did the rest with his legs and raced the ball into the endzone. Cooper showed his increasingly consistent hands throughout the day as he secured 5 of his 6 targets and showed that he can gain the separation that he needs to succeed in this league.
2013 Week 10 vs GB (5 / 3 / 102 / 2 rec)
Cooper dropped his first target thrown his direction as it was a quick pass over the middle in traffic and he let up at the last second as defenders were closing in. Cooper made his first catch of the game late in the 2nd quarter and continued to gain the Eagles trust with his good hands and his yards after the catch ability. He is becoming a very good second receiver in this offense opposite of DeSean Jackson. He continues to make catches and is opening up the field for Foles, McCoy and Jackson. Cooper made a great catch for a 45 yard touchdown as he dove across the goal line to help secure the football and roll into the endzone for the touchdown. On Cooper's second touchdown he found a way to break free and be wide open for a walk in 32 yard touchdown.
2013 Week 11 vs WAS (7 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
On the Eagles first series Foles just missed Cooper for a big play as Cooper was trying to shed a defender downfield close to the sidelines. On Cooper's first catch he picked up a 23 yard gain over the middle and helped get the Eagles off of their own goal line. Although he didn't have the big game with Foles again this week, only catching 3 passes on his 7 targets, he was just off and could have had a much bigger day if he made that deep pass early in the game. He still has a great rapport with Foles and is a trusted receiver in the passing game and looks to have built a confidence as well. Cooper just missed a touchdown in the endzone as he was held going to the endzone which resulted in him missing a perfectly thrown ball from Foles that he placed in the corner of the endzone. He had a nice first down catch at the side lines in the 3rd quarter to pick up a first down and keep the chains moving for the Eagles. He had a 1st down catch in the 4th quarter as well as Foles continues to look for him in key opportunities.
2013 Week 13 vs ARI (6 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
Cooper made a spectacular one handed catch on a ball that looked like Foles just over threw him on. He jumped up in the air and grabbed it with one hand and secured it as he landed and headed up field and picked up a big gain in yards. He made a quick catch for a 8 yard gain on a 3rd and 10 play but couldn't turn up field and pick up the first down. Foles threw a pass in the endzone to Cooper and the defender interfered with him which gave the Eagles the ball at the Cardinals 1 yard line. On Cooper's third catch of the game it was over the middle of the field and was a first down. Cooper continues to make tough catches in coverage and is becoming a trusted weapon in this offense.
2013 Week 14 vs DET (9 / 3 / 74 / 0 rec)
Cooper was hit right in the hands with a would have been 1st down catch early on as the weather affected his ability to make an easy catch early in the game. With Cooper's second target Foles threw him a nice pass over the middle and he had to go up to make the catch and looked to do so but when he came down the ground knocked the ball away. On Cooper's third target of the game it was in the Lions endzone and once again he couldn't reel in the pass as it hit him in the hands. He did get his first catch of the game on a quick screen pass that he fell short of the first down, and then was targeted once again on 4th down at the back corner of the endzone and couldn't secure the catch as it was slightly over his head. Cooper made a great over the shoulder catch on a deep ball from Foles and picked up 44 yards on the play. On the next offensive series Cooper made another great catch and this time had a solid run after it picking up positive yards. Cooper had an impressive catch on a two point conversion play at the back of the endzone. After struggling to start the game, Cooper came back with a very impressive 2nd half.
2013 Week 15 vs MIN (7 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec)
Cooper started the game catching a quick screen pass from Foles that ended up being a 2 yard loss as he couldn't find any room after the catch. Cooper had an opportunity to make a big play as Foles looked for him deep for about a 40 yard pass and Cooper made the catch but didn't get his second foot in bounds after the catch. Cooper's second and third catchs came back to back but were both short catches with little after the catch. On Cooper's 4th and final catch of the game he picked up a first down. Cooper caught a 2 point conversion on the Eagles final touchdown making a very athletic catch across the back of the endzone.
2013 Week 16 vs CHI (3 / 3 / 53 / 1 rec)
Cooper caught a 5 yard touchdown as he ran freely in the back of the Bears endzone and once again showed a very nice rapport with QB Nick Foles. On his second catch of the game he found some space in the middle of the field and showed some good hands in making the catch. Cooper once again found a way to get open for a big 32 yard catch in the middle of the field.
2013 Week 17 vs DAL (3 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Cooper's first action of the game saw him make a tough catch over the middle in traffic on third down that helped the Eagles get into field goal range. Cooper caught a short pass late in the 1st quarter but he couldn't do anything after the catch as he was tackled immediately. Cooper had another 1st down catch in the fourth quarter which came on a pass over the middle.
2013 Week 18 vs NO (8 / 6 / 68 / 1 rec)
Cooper's first grab of the game was a 6 yard pass where he was tackled immediately after the catch. Foles found Cooper over the middle of the field near the end of the first half for a 20+ yard gain and to help get the Eagles into scoring range. Cooper made a leaping catch in the endzone and showed some sure hands in securing the ball for the Eagles first touchdown of the game. He continues to have good chemistry with Nick Foles. On a key third and four play in the third quarter Foles found Cooper for a wide open catch and run where Cooper would have had plenty of open space to run after the catch. Cooper dropped the wide open pass as he was looking too far ahead on the play and it ended up being a costly drop as the Eagles were forced to punt and the Saints ended up scoring a touchdown on their next possession. Cooper had back to back first down catches in the 4th quarter as the Eagles were battling to put points on the board, and ended up settling for a field goal.
2012 Week 6 vs DET (3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
This was Cooper's first game back this season after being sidelined with a collarbone injury for the first give games of the season. His first catch came late in the first quarter on 3rd and six. Cooper ran a short curl, caught the pass from Vick and got eight yards on the play for a 1st down. He had a similar play on Philly's first series of the second quarter - a quick come back pass for a gain of 10. Cooper was the closest guy to the Hail Mary pass at the end of the first half, and he was targeted in the flat early in the third quarter for a gain of seven, but the defense was offsides and the Eagles accepted the penalty, taking away a catch for Cooper.
2012 Week 10 vs DAL (3 / 2 / 24 / 1 rec)
Cooper primarily ran quick outs and drags across the middle against the Cowboys. His best catch came on the team's final drive as caught a quick screen to the right and then turned upfield to the outside and ran for a 22 yard gain before being pushed out of bounds.
2012 Week 11 vs WAS (7 / 5 / 61 / 0 rec)
The sizable receiver with the luxurious locks tallied five catches for sixty-one yards on eight targets. Philadelphia allowed Cooper to run a variety of routes against the Redskins, and unlike other receivers for the Eagles, Cooper exhibited a knack for getting open and finding the soft spots in Washington's zone coverage. If Brent Celek is to miss any time, Cooper is the most likely beneficiary of more targets in a passing game that averaged under four yards per pass in Week Eleven.
2012 Week 13 vs DAL (5 / 2 / 31 / 1 rec)
Cooper finished the day with two receptions for 31 yards. His best play came on a 15 yard touchdown catch. On the play, Cooper ran to the right side of the end zone on a go route. Quarterback Nick Foles lofted the ball towards Cooper whose left hand was pinned down by a Dallas defender. Cooper tracked the ball in to his body and secured it with his right hand for the touchdown. Cooper primarily ran go routes and quick outs on the right side of the field against Dallas.
2012 Week 14 vs TB (9 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
Cooper made a number of sure-handed receptions, but missed his biggest chance for an impact play against Tampa Bay. After quick slant and hitch routes for a majority of the game, Cooper got free deep on the Eagles' final drive. It was a sure touchdown, that would have likely won the game, but Foles overthrew Cooper by a wide margin. With Desean Jackson out for the season, Cooper will be more involved in the offense. Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant look to be clearly ahead of Cooper for playing time.
2012 Week 15 vs CIN (7 / 3 / 20 / 1 rec)
Peppered with targets like a steak headed for the grill, Cooper caught three passes for twenty yards, including the Eagles' lone touchdown on Thursday night. The majority of Cooper's pedestrian yardage total came on his eleven-yard pitch-and-catch reception from Nick Foles early in the second quarter. Otherwise, Cooper was the intended receiver on a handful of quick slant routes. The mounting injuries on the Eagles' offensive side of the ball dictate that Cooper will continue to see a significant number of snaps - and his size is a welcome presence among Philadelphia's undersized receivers - but Cooper and Foles were not on the same page against the Bengals. Call it a silver lining, but Cooper was one of the few Eagles receivers to not fumble after completing a catch.
2012 Week 17 vs NYG (6 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Riley Cooper was a nice option at times for Michael Vick to go to but the entire passing game lacked energy on Sunday and it was tough for lower string guys like Cooper to produce. Cooper made several nice catches however. He got good separation on curl and in breaking patterns for first downs and looked in rhythm at times with QB Vick. Cooper also had a shot at a big touchdown pass down the field but the pass was slightly overthrown by Vick and Cooper had to become the DB as he tried to knock down the pass. Cooper looked quick and got open several times against the defense but the offense struggled heavily to move the ball with any consistency. The Eagles were rarely in the redzone also and Cooper simply isn't high enough on the depth chart to compete with the other bigger names on offense in Philadelphia.
2011 Week 11 vs NYG (12 / 5 / 75 / 1 rec)
Getting a shot at considerable playing time with starter Jeremy Maclin sidelined, Cooper proved to be the most potent receiver in this game as it was clear he and QB Vince Young had developed a good bit of chemistry working with the second team in practice over the first 10 weeks. After a couple of miscommunications early in the game, Cooper quickly became Young's go-to receiver, making a number of big catches down the stretch, including the game-winner. Cooper ran to the back of the end zone, curled in and found space right under the goal posts for the easy TD.
2011 Week 12 vs NE (5 / 3 / 71 / 0 rec)
Cooper has been a nice little fill in for Jeremy Maclin and might earn himself a consistent role in the offense depending on what happens with DeSean Jackson both the rest of this year and next. Cooper had a very good grab on the first drive, a 58 yard reception which helped set up LeSean McCoy's touchdown run. On the play, Cooper got separation on Patriots CB Kyle Arrington and Vince Young delivered a nice pass over the shoulder which Cooper caught in stride. Arrington immediately brought Cooper down on the four yard line. Other than that, though, Cooper was pretty quiet and unable to make another big play.
2011 Week 13 vs SEA (10 / 5 / 94 / 0 rec)
Bad route adjustment on his first target resulted in an intercepted ball, mostly bad judgment by Vince Young than Cooper. On the next drive failed to come down with a well placed pass for a big gain leaving a lot of yardage on the table and unable to help continue the drive. His big play of the night was more on the poor reaction of Seahawks safeties than of Coopers ability, getting behind the secondary and nearly fighting into the end zone for a gain of 47 yards. Early in the 3rd quarter Cooper had another ball slip through his hands directly into cornerback Brandon Browner's hands for an interception again ending a good drive in Seattle territory, 3 of 4 interceptions tonight were balls targeted for Cooper.
2011 Week 14 vs MIA (3 / 1 / 29 / 0 rec)
Did not start like in weeks past and had one catch in the 2nd half of the football game on a busted play by Vick as he scrambled away from a sack to find Cooper down the middle of the field on a deep target. He had a couple more targets after that late in the game but Vick was off target.
2011 Week 15 vs NYJ (1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Cooper had but one catch, a nice 18 yard grab along the left sideline that he was able to add to because he had some cushion. With Maclin back, his targets have been reduced so he will probably be less of a factor going forward.
2010 Week 2 vs DET (3 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
Cooper was targeted three times and managed to pull in one of those for a 20 yard haul. All of his targets came on short passes from a multiple receiver shotgun formation.
2010 Week 3 vs JAX (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Cooper saw only one target in Week 3 against Jacksonville. The second quarter pass was defended at the line and fell incomplete.
2010 Week 7 vs TEN (6 / 3 / 51 / 1 rec)
Riley Cooper returned to action for the Eagles after missing time due to a concussion. Cooper helped to stretch the field, catching one great pass for 37 yards on a trick play where WR Jeremy Maclin flipped the ball to QB Kevin Kolb out of a Wildcat formation and then Cooper pulled in a deep floating pass where Cooper had to leap in front of a Titan and pull the ball down for the completion. Cooper followed that up with a short crossing route where he scored his first career touchdown. Cooper saw six targets, several of them deep, and secured the WR4 role for the Eagles going forward. If DeSean Jackson or Jeremy Maclin miss any further games, look for Cooper to be more in the mix for targets.
2010 Week 12 vs CHI (2 / 1 / 29 / 0 rec)
Fourth wide receiver Riley Cooper had just two targets in Week 12, pulling one down for an attractive 29-yard gain on a leaping grab in the fourth quarter. His targets are too limited right now with him fourth on the depth chart.
2010 Week 17 vs DAL (4 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Riley Cooper saw more action in Week 17 with DeSean Jackson inactive and the Eagles resting Jeremy Maclin. Cooper caught just one of his four targets for a five yard gain in the third quarter. He will move back down the depth chart to fourth or fifth receiver for the postseason.
2010 Week 18 vs GB (4 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Moments after making a huge 3rd down reception, Cooper had a chance to be a huge hero for Philly fans. It's hard to tell whether Vick or Cooper was at fault, but Tramon Wiliams was easily able to get inside position and intercept the ball with ease. Cooper perhaps should have been able to knock the ball away, but he is a rookie, and isn't exactly known as a bigtime redzone threat, so it was probably a pass that Vick shouldn't have made.