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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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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