Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper left tonight's preseason game against the Ravens with a thumb injury. While x-rays were negative, the Eagles held Cooper out of the remainder of the game as a precaution. Cooper took himself out of the game early in the first quarter, and returned to the sidelines early in the second quarter after receiving x-rays on his injured thumb.
Cooper, entering his sixth year in the league, in expected to start outside at wide receiver for the Eagles this season. While he isn't the same kind of explosive player that young guys like Nelson Agholor or Josh Huff are expected to be, Cooper does have value. He's perhaps the best run blocking wide receiver on the team, and at 6'3, 220 pounds, is a big target in the red zone.
Cooper's absence will mean more snaps for young receivers like Agholor, Huff and second-year veteran Jordan Matthews.