Eagles Excuse Cooper From Team

PHILADELPHIA -  The Philadelphia Eagles excused Riley Cooper from all team activities on Friday after the wide receiver was caught on video making a racial slur.

Cooper said the last few days have been incredibly difficult and he will step away to seek counseling.

“My actions were inexcusable,” he said.  “The more I think about what I did, the more disgusted I get.  I keep trying to figure out how I could have said something so repulsive, and what I can do to make things better.”

Cooper apologized profusely Wednesday after a video of him using the N-word at a Kenny Chesney concert last month surfaced on the Internet.  The Eagles immediately fined him.

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Video: Eagles WR Riley Cooper Wants To ‘Fight Every [N-Word] Here’

A video of Riley Cooper using a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert has gone viral.

Earlier today, www.CrossingBroad.com posted a video of an agitated Cooper yelling, “I will jump that fence and fight every (N-word) here, bro.”  It appears that teammate Jason Kelce was trying to calm Cooper down in the video. Obviously, this is not good for anybody.

From a football standpoint, Cooper was viewed as Jeremy Maclin‘s most logical replacement after Maclin was lost for the season with a torn ACL.  In fact, Nick Foles referenced exactly that in his post-practice press conference.  “I think Riley Cooper is stepping into a role,” Foles said.  “He’s out there playing for (Maclin).”

Shortly after the video surfaced, Cooper took to Twitter to issue the following apology:

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Jeremy Maclin Sustains Torn ACL In Right Knee

Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin tore the ACL in his right knee.  The injury typically requires season-ending surgery, costing the 25-year-old receiver the year.

Maclin fell to the ground during a non-contact drill in Saturday’s practice.  He was carted off the field.

The Eagles are now missing a starting receiver two practices into the season.  Riley Cooper took the first-team snaps in Maclin’s place.

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Eagles Stun Bucs In Thrilling Finish

Editor’s note:  It’s about time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TAMPA, Fla.— The most puzzling Philadelphia Eagles game of the season was a tale of two comebacks, with some old-fashioned, fourth-quarter desperation providing the fuel for a 23-21 victory over the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Rookie quarterback Nick Foles hit Jeremy Maclin with a 1-yard scoring pass on the game’s final play from scrimmage as the Eagles (4-9) broke an eight-game losing streak and came away with perhaps their most improbable win in decades, considering what happened immediately after Damaris Johnson fumbled away a punt return early in the third quarter.

Leading 10-0 and dominating on defense, the Eagles temporarily lost their fighting spirit after that play, and the Bucs (6-7) responded with three touchdowns for a 21-10 lead.

But Foles and an offense that was stifled on the ground all day pulled it back together and pulled one out with two late touchdowns sandwiched around a crucial defensive stop.

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