Things have been going well for Riley Cooper since his controversy ridden 2013 off-season.
The Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver was expected to be shunned from the team after a video emerged of him racially abusing a security guard at a music gig.
But Cooper apologized to his teammates and went on to have his best ever season in the NFL. The receiver quickly became one of young QB Nick Foles' favourite targets and posted career stats of 47 receptions for 835 yards, amassing eight touchdowns on the year.
The 26-year old was rewarded for his efforts as the Philadelphia Eagles signed the receiver to a five-year, $25 million deal, according to the Eagles' official Twitter account.
Cooper found his home in Philly and at the end of the season asserted he wanted to stay, saying "I want to be back. I want to be back. I love the system. I flourish in this system. I feel like blocking. I do all those things and I play the game so hard. I want to be back, for sure," Cooper told SCN.
Cooper was one of three Eagles receivers that was headed for free agency in this off-season and was Philly's top target to be re-signed.
The other players out of contract are Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant, and as I reported yesterday, it seems like Avant is the likeliest out of those to be let go by Chip Kelly and his staff.