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Tuesday, 06 August 2013 18:01

Philadelphia Eagles' Riley Cooper to practice with team today

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According to a report from Sal Paolantonio and Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper with practice with the team on Tuesday, as the Eagles play host to the New England Patriots as part of two days of joint practices. Cooper was excused from his absence from the team today, with the absence in regards to a video on the internet showing him using a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert back in June. The team made the announcement via Twitter earlier today.


#Eagles WR Riley Cooper has returned from his excused absence and is scheduled to practice with the team today.

The Eagles plan to play Cooper in Friday’s opening preseason game against the Patriots.

Per the team, Cooper told them Sunday that he received threats on Twitter before the video was released to the public and that “he did not know who made them” according to the report.

The wide receiver was fined by the Eagles after his slur became public last Wednesday.

He caught 23 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns for the team last season, and more than likely is ready to focus on football and put this incident behind him.