Per Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles are closing in on an extension with impending free-agent Riley Cooper.
The Eagles and wide receiver Riley Cooper are close to agreeing to a new contract, according to an NFL source.
The specifics of the deal aren’t known yet, but McLane says that it is a “multi-year extension”, and could be announced this week.
A Cooper extension, in the minds of many, would have meant that the team had elected to part ways with soon-to-be free-agent Jeremy Maclin. That doesn’t appear to be the case, though.
The Eagles are also expected to sign free agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin to a new deal, most likely a one-year, “show me” contract after he tore his anterior cruciate ligament last July.
The idea of adding Jeremy Maclin back into what was a top five offense in 2013 and a receiving core that already features DeSean Jackson, Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, and of course Cooper, sounds scary on paper. Hopefully there are enough passes to go around to keep everyone satisfied (I’m looking at you DeSean), and to allow Maclin to have a chance to prove himself in what is being dubbed a “show me” contract.
Cooper is coming off of a breakout season that saw the 26 year-old find the endzone eight times, catch 47 balls, and total 835 yards. Maclin on the other hand, missed the entire 2013 season after tearing ACL early in training camp. Prior to that, Maclin lead the Eagles in both receptions and receiving yards in 2011 and 2012.
Based on McLane’s report, Cooper will likely be extended first, but Maclin shouldn’t be too far behind.