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NFL free agency rumors: Amari Cooper is “going to be a little bit too expensive” for the Eagles

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Philly not looking to spend big at WR?

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One would’ve thought the Dallas Cowboys would’ve liked to lock up Amari Cooper to a long-term contract extension before he could negotiate with other teams during the legal tampering window. But that clearly didn’t happen as Cooper’s representation is currently able to talk with other teams.

Are the Philadelphia Eagles one of the teams showing interest in Cooper? It sure would make sense when you consider their obvious need at wide receiver. Not to mention that the Eagles reportedly offered a second-round pick to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for Cooper back in 2018.

But apparently Cooper to Philly isn’t likely to happen. At least, that’s what NFL Network’s Jane Slater indicated on Monday afternoon:

“A source told me he’s going to be a little bit too expensive for them.”

You can watch the full clip blow:

As I wrote in my article about DeAndre Hopkins earlier today, I don’t get the sense the Eagles are looking to spend huge money at the receiver position this offseason. I think they’ll be looking to spend big at cornerback instead knowing that they’ll be able to address the receiver position in the 2020 NFL Draft.

The guess here is that the Cowboys will ultimately find a way to keep Cooper. He’s been very important to their offensive success. But the Eagles sure wouldn’t mind if he leaves the NFC East after previously victimizing them.