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July 30, 2013 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
WHEN JEREMY Maclin tore his ACL Saturday, Riley Cooper said he was so upset he almost cried. "Jeremy's one of my really, really good friends," the fourth-year wide receiver said. "He's a great player. For this to happen to him, I feel for him. I almost shed a tear for him out there on the practice field when I saw him go down. " Losing Maclin, who has averaged 65 catches, 863 yards and seven touchdowns a season since the Eagles selected him with the 19th overall pick in the 2009 draft, is a serious blow to the Eagles' offense.
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August 8, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wide receiver Riley Cooper returned to the Eagles on Tuesday, four days after he took an excused absence to seek counseling following a video that surfaced online last week showing Cooper yelling a racial slur. Cooper visited his family's home in Florida during his absence, which began Friday and included only three missed practices. He spoke to Eagles coach Chip Kelly on Monday night and told Kelly he was ready to return. The two met Tuesday morning. By the time Cooper practiced in the afternoon, he said, he had met with every teammate.
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August 8, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
The Eagles' plan for handling the Riley Cooper situation became clear Tuesday. There is no plan. There never was. The team acted quickly to fine Cooper for his videotaped racist threat, then ducked low and hoped it would all blow over. The assumption that Cooper went to some kind of sensitivity training or counseling program appears incorrect. The Eagles excused him from team activities on Friday so he could "seek assistance. " Coach Chip Kelly said there was no timetable for Cooper's return.
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August 4, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Riley Cooper took an indefinite, excused absence from the Eagles on Friday and will not participate in practice, meetings, or be at the team's training facility until he receives counseling. The announcement came two days after an online video showed Cooper screaming a racial slur at a concert in June. In a statement, Cooper said he needed time to "reflect" on the situation, which could further fester into a divisive issue within the team's locker room. "The best thing for me, and for the team, is to step away for a period of time," Cooper said.
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August 2, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper apologized Wednesday after a video in which he used a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert was posted online, and several of his teammates said they forgave him. "I'm extremely embarrassed, I'm extremely hurt, and extremely sorry for my actions," Cooper said not long after the website CrossingBroad.com posted the clip that was recorded in June at Lincoln Financial Field. Cooper had yet to address his teammates, but later he stood in front of the Eagles in the NovaCare Complex auditorium and expressed remorse for his comments.
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August 2, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
It is going to get worse, probably much worse, for Riley Cooper and the Eagles before it gets any better. The team guaranteed that with its tepid discipline of Cooper for using the most vile of racial epithets in a video that went viral Wednesday afternoon. After meeting with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, general manager Howie Roseman, and head coach Chip Kelly - three white men - Cooper got off with a fine. A suspension would have been more appropriate. Releasing Cooper from the team would have been within reason.
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June 1, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The top of the Eagles' wide receiver lineup is set and on solid footing after a summer of turmoil a year ago. DeSean Jackson is signed, participating in early practices, and seems more at ease than he has been in some time, particularly after a training camp holdout last year. Jeremy Maclin, after battling a mysterious illness in 2011, losing weight, and missing most of the offseason preparation, is healthy, has added seven pounds of muscle and bulked up to 205, and says he has not lost any speed or quickness.
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February 27, 2014 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
ONE month. That's all it took for WIP-FM (94.1) nighttime host Josh Innes to receive his first death threat. It happened via Twitter on Feb. 4, about four weeks after he took over the 6-to-10 weeknight shift. Innes, who came here from Houston, had been defending Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper. Cooper began the 2013 season in controversy after a video surfaced that caught him using the N-word at a Lincoln Financial FieldĀ concert. "Somebody said something to me on Twitter, and I [used the phrase]
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March 14, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
THERE IS LITTLE not to like about the Eagles' trade acquisition of Darren Sproles yesterday morning, other than maybe the fact he will turn 31 in June. But considering they gave up only a fifth-round pick for him, and he comes with an affordable price tag - he will make $3.4 million this season in the final year of his contract - and he figures to get no more than 150 touches, and he's missed only six games in eight seasons despite being barely big enough (5-6) to ride on the roller coasters at Dorney Park, his age isn't a big deal.
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March 7, 2014 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Columnist
DeSEAN JACKSON was upset about his contract in 2011, quit on the team and admitted it. This is all in the public record. When the Eagles decided to bring him back with a team-friendly, 5-year contract in 2012, everybody knew all of this and still signed on for the journey. Jackson needed the cash. The Eagles, on the eve of Andy Reid's final season, were determined to give the coach everything he needed to take his last shot. General manager Howie Roseman was beginning to create his image as the anti-Banner, and this was an important initial step.
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April 3, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Now that we've all moved on from the Total Freakout Stage of DeSean Jackson's departure from the Eagles - we have all moved on, right? - it's appropriate to examine just how they'll go about replacing him, if that's even the proper way to phrase it. Jackson caught 82 passes for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns last season - gaudy numbers for any wide receiver and the best in his six-year career. In Chip Kelly's first season as head coach, the Eagles finished fourth in the NFL in points, second in total yards, third in net yards per pass attempt, and first in net yards per rushing attempt, and now that Jackson's gone, the impulse is to wonder how they can approximate such productivity.
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March 29, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Some of the Eagles' top players attended Todd Herremans' second annual charity event at a Center City ballroom Thursday night at a time when the future is uncertain for two of their most prominent teammates: receiver DeSean Jackson and guard Evan Mathis. The players expressed varying degrees of support while acknowledging that the organization has the final say anyway. "[Jeffrey] Lurie, Howie [Roseman], Chip [Kelly], they're not calling down to us, asking us: 'Do we need this?
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March 16, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - In his first extensive public comments since January, Chip Kelly said price was not a factor in the Eagles' approach to free agency and emphasized that the Eagles' key offseason strategy was to re-sign core players before free agency even opened. Kelly said safety Malcolm Jenkins' versatility was the reason the Eagles targeted him. He added that it was too early to determine whether the defense has made enough upgrades this offseason to improve from their No. 29 ranking last season.
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March 16, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Darren Sproles arrived at the Eagles facility on Friday for the first time since the team acquired him a day earlier, and management quickly showed how much it wanted the 30-year-old running back by giving him a two-year contract extension that could keep him in Philadelphia through 2016. Sproles, who was hoping that the Saints would release him so he could choose his own team, was pleased with the deal to the Eagles. His concern was going to a team in which he did not fit, but that does not appear to be an issue.
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March 14, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
MALCOLM JENKINS is sold on Philadelphia, even if Philadelphia isn't totally sold on him. "I see the vision and the direction that Chip has got this team going in, and I'm about winning. I know the fan base here is a passionate fan base, and I'm a passionate player . . . The Eagles are obviously the best fit for me and where my career is going at this point," Jenkins told a NovaCare news conference last night. "I'm looking forward to just getting a fresh start here in Philly. " Jenkins, signed for 3 years and $15.5 million, which could be $16.25 million with incentives, isn't Jairus Byrd, or Darrelle Revis, the defensive-backfield names who would have generated so very much more March excitement.
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March 14, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
THERE IS LITTLE not to like about the Eagles' trade acquisition of Darren Sproles yesterday morning, other than maybe the fact he will turn 31 in June. But considering they gave up only a fifth-round pick for him, and he comes with an affordable price tag - he will make $3.4 million this season in the final year of his contract - and he figures to get no more than 150 touches, and he's missed only six games in eight seasons despite being barely big enough (5-6) to ride on the roller coasters at Dorney Park, his age isn't a big deal.
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March 12, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
FREE AGENCY is always a tricky line to walk. Basically, it comes down to a general manager, coach and staff making an honest assessment of where their team is and where it can reasonably go in the upcoming season. And that's where Eagles general manager Howie Roseman and head coach Chip Kelly have a dilemma as the NFL's free-agency period opens at 4 p.m. today. Who are the Eagles and what are they capable of doing in 2014? I'm not sure if even the people who put this team together know for certain.
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March 7, 2014 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Columnist
DeSEAN JACKSON was upset about his contract in 2011, quit on the team and admitted it. This is all in the public record. When the Eagles decided to bring him back with a team-friendly, 5-year contract in 2012, everybody knew all of this and still signed on for the journey. Jackson needed the cash. The Eagles, on the eve of Andy Reid's final season, were determined to give the coach everything he needed to take his last shot. General manager Howie Roseman was beginning to create his image as the anti-Banner, and this was an important initial step.
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March 6, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Avant mostly kept to himself in the Eagles locker room, but several times a week he'd enter the long space in the NovaCare Complex and yell out, "Bible study!" in the hopes of collecting a few more teammates for the team's in-season Christian classes. Avant's cattle call won't be heard by the Eagles anymore, after the team released him, as expected, on Tuesday. But the greater loss may be the veteran's leadership and mentorship, especially among the wide receivers. On the field, Avant's numbers dipped last season.
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March 6, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
ASKED YESTERDAY whether he had anything he wanted to say to Eagles fans at the end of his 8-year tenure as the team's working-class hero, Jason Avant emailed this reply: "I just want them to know that I played the game with them on my mind. Also that I will miss them and the city. I will always be a Philadelphia guy. I wish them the best. Hopefully, I showed them that being a good person supersedes being a good athlete. " Avant might have showed them a little bit more than that along the way, making the most amazing one-handed sideline catch many of us have ever seen in 2012 at Tampa, or concussing himself while throwing the block that sprang DeSean Jackson for the "walkoff" punt-return touchdown at the Giants in 2010.
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