Wide receiver Riley Cooper has been frustrated to play the part of practice on-looker the past few weeks. Sidelined for a time with a foot injury and a part-time participant in practice this week, Cooper will not play on Friday night against the New England Patriots.
When the Eagles return to practice at the NovaCare Complex on Sunday, though, Cooper is hoping to be a full participant.
“That’s what I’m shooting for,” Cooper said. “I definitely need to play, I mean I can’t just jump in Week 1 against Jacksonville and start playing, so that’s my goal. I want to play next week and get back in the swing of things.”
Both Cooper and Jeremy Maclin have been struggling with injuries during camp. Jordan Matthews has been impressive, but he had a poor first preseason game.