Riley Cooper With the Bucs on a Tryout This Weekend at Rookie Camp

A little over three years ago, Riley Cooper signed a mega five-year contract with the Eagles. 

Now, he's a 29-year-old trying to get noticed at a rookie camp. 

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The former Eagles receiver will be with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend on a tryout during the team's rookie minicamp. This is the first known tryout Cooper has had with another team since the Eagles released him in February of 2016. 

More than his impact on the football field, in July of 2013, Cooper was known for shouting a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert in a video that went viral and made him a polarizing figure in Philadelphia and in the Eagles' locker room. 

Not only did Chip Kelly and the Eagles keep him on the roster, the Eagles handed him a five-year, $22.5 million contract following his career season in 2013. In 2013, he caught 47 passes for 835 yards and eight touchdowns. 

Cooper's production dropped in each of the next two seasons and he was released after the new coaching staff was brought into Philly. 

Until now, there haven't been any teams even reportedly sniffing around his name and Cooper was out of the league in 2016. 

With the Bucs this weekend, Cooper will wear No. 17. His old No. 14 will be sported by Levi Copelin, a wide receiver from Pittsburg State, who is also on a tryout. 

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