According to a report from Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles are on the verge of a new contract with pending free agent wide receiver Riley Cooper. McLane notes the deal could be finalized and announced in the upcoming days. No terms of the potential Cooper deal have been leaked as of yet, but it's expected to be a multi-year contract. Signing Cooper now would prevent him from becoming a free agent at the start of the new league year on March 11.
This report follows the heels of a ProFootballTalk report that surfaced Wednesday afternoon that claimed Riley Cooper is the Eagles' higher priority over fellow pending free agent Jeremy Maclin. McLane notes, however, that the Eagles are still expected to sign Maclin to a one-year deal, as he originally reported last week.
Cooper experienced a career year in his first season under Chip Kelly's head coaching. He amassed a total of 47 receptions for 835 yards (17.8 average) and 8 touchdowns. Cooper was largely ineffective to start the season but things changed when Nick Foles took over at quarterback.
It will be interesting to what the contract numbers look like on this potential deal. In the meantime, expect Cooper back in midnight green for the considerable future.
[Note by Brandon Lee Gowton, 02/26/14 9:18 PM EST] - Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly is reporting it's a 4 year deal. Other than that, still no word on the contract details.