The Philadelphia Eagles have been a free scoring machine so far in the 2014 NFL season, ranking third overall with 342 points scored through their 11 games.
But their big contract wide receiver Riley Cooper has struggled to find his role in Philadelphia's success this season with Jeremy Maclin taking on the WR 1 role for the most part.
Cooper has seen his playing time suffer as a result and he has now risked upsetting team moral with comments directed at Maclin regarding the latter's contract situation.
Answering questions on Maclin's increased role in the offense compared to his own slide, Riley Cooper cited Maclin's desire to earn a major contract in 2015:
"Maclin's trying to get a contract so he's probably not going to try and come out of the game," said Cooper this week.
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While contracts are a major part of the game it is uncommon for a player, never mind a teammate, to come out and comment on another player's contract situation - especially when it's not exactly a glowing reference.
And it's pretty clear Jeremy Maclin wasn't too thrilled with his teammate in the aftermath, with Eagles beat writer Zach Berman revealing his response.
Maclin is right, Cooper's comments weren't particularly smart and we can imagine there may have been a little friction in the air at practice this week.
The Eagles are currently locked in a battle for the NFC East title with they and the Dallas Cowboys both holding 8-3 record.
With a huge clash against the Cowboys coming up this Thursday it is safe to say Chip Kelly won't appreciate the public bickering currently interrupting a previously harmonious locker room.
Unfortunately for Riley Cooper it looks like he is the one to step back before a full blown argument could involve, with the WR coming out on Tuesday to argue he was joking with his original comment. Hmm, we're not sure if that one will fly with Maclin.
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