The latest bird to return to the nest in Philadelphia is Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper, who officially re-signed with the team as of 9:00 a.m. Eastern time this morning on a five-year extension worth $25 million that will allow him to stay in Philadelphia through 2018.
Jason La Canfora of CBS has reported on Twitter that Cooper’s contract also includes $10 million in guaranteed money, dropping his salary over the course of the five-year contract to somewhere closer to $15 million. That’s a great deal compared to what originally was rumored to be an “active market” for Cooper as he was set to enter unrestricted free agency. This is sure to please quarterback Nick Foles, who he developed a chemistry with that surely played a large part in Philadelphia’s incentive to retain him.
The news on any potential re-signing of Jeremy Maclin is still as-of-yet-unannounced, however with Cooper’s deal now out of the way and the two receivers sharing the same agent, it wouldn’t surprise me if news breaks sooner than later from that front as well.