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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has gone through a dramatic turnaround in the space of year, with the Eagles man going from being labelled a racist to signing a huge new deal. 

Cooper had an outstanding season in 2013 that acted as his breakthrough, and that was in part down to an epic combination that he and QB Nick Foles had.

In 2013, Cooper caught 47 balls for 835 yards, as he developed a devastating connection with Foles. 

In turn Foles has his best season in the NFL, and likewise that was down to the help of players such as Cooper. 

Adam Schefter took to Twitter to break the deal, "Eagles reached agreement with WR Riley Cooper on a five-year, $25 million deal, per a league source."

This is all a far cry from the Cooper that was in trouble last year for using language that could have been construed as racist. 

He was involved in a scandal last year after he used a poor choice of words at a country music concert, which meant he became labelled as a racist.

Cooper apologised and earned back the respect of his team-mates, before he went on to have a career year, with the new contract his reward. 

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