Philadelphia Eagles almost landed Amari Cooper in a trade
Amari Cooper had a shot to become a member of the Philadelphia Eagles until the Cowboys swooped in.
It appears the Philadelphia Eagles missed out on a golden opportunity to land one of the league’s bigger fish at wide receiver. The big news on Monday came when we learned that the Dallas Cowboys had traded for Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper in exchange for a first round pick.
Many thought a first round pick was a lot to ask, but the Cowboys are hoping he becomes the Cooper of old, where combined for 2,223 yards in two seasons.
Cowboys Add Another Receiver
Before the Cowboys finalized this deal for Cooper, another NFC East Rival was looking at him and that was the Philadelphia Eagles.
NFL Network’s Mike Silver reported on Monday that the Oakland Raiders received a call from the Super Bowl Champions last week asking about trading for Cooper exchange for a second round pick, but the Raiders had a higher asking price.
The Eagles obviously felt like Cooper wasn’t worth losing a first round draft pick. To be honest, Cooper hasn’t exactly put up the best numbers in recent seasons.
This year he’s had two games where he racked up over 100 yards receiving. One was against the the Denver Broncos ( 116 yards), and the other was against the Cleveland Browns (128 yards and one receiving touchdown).
The former first round pick has been targeted 32 times this season and has 22 receptions. He’s also in his final year of a four year, $22 million rookie contract. Philly would have had to re-sign him to a long-term deal after this season.
The Eagles have been in the market for wide receivers but it is obvious they want to make sure they get a player who brings a return on their investment.
It appears that Demaryius Thomas is on the trade market, according to Pro Football Talk. Mght Philly make a move there? Here’s what Thomas had to say:
"That’s a good thing if somebody is interested because then I can still play ball, I still got a chance, if I get traded,” Thomas said, via Zac Stevens of BSN Denver. “Of course I want to be here but I’ve been hearing it the whole season now. So I feel like somewhat it is true [that] my time here is coming up, but I don’t know.”"
f that isn’t an option, there’s always Dez Bryant, Terrelle Pryor or Jeremy Maclin who are all hoping for another chance to play.