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Philadelphia Eagles Release Riley Cooper

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 18: Riley Cooper #14 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up before the start of the Eagles game against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field on December 18, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

    The Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday they have released veteran wide receiver Riley Cooper.

    Cooper, 28, had been with the Eagles since 2010, when he was drafted in the fifth round out of Florida. The Eagles will save $2.9 million against their cap in 2016 by cutting Cooper, who was scheduled to have a cap hit of $5.3 million.

    In his six year career with the Eagles, Cooper caught 169 passes and had 18 touchdowns. In 2015, he has 21 catches for 327 yeards and 2 touchdowns.