Eagles WR Riley Cooper 'fairly confident' in playing Week 1

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Although Eagles WR Riley Cooper is feeling better, his answer to whether or not he would play in Week One did not exactly ooze with confidence.

"I'm pretty confident," Cooper said after a long pause. "I'm fairly confident."

Cooper has been sidelined from team drills a little under two weeks with a foot injury, but he has been taking part in some individual work. It is not clear exactly how serious the injury as, as the team as been coy when asked about when they expect Cooper back.

"Its just what we thought," Cooper said when asked if he expected to be out this long. "Slowly getting back into it."

Fantasy Impact: 

Cooper is doing some individual work, which is encouraging, but one would think that he would be more confident in his ability to play Week 1, given that it is still three weeks away. Given Cooper's foot injury and Jeremy Maclin's hamstring tweak, Jordan Matthews may be pressed into action sooner rather than later (though it should be noted that Brad Smith is still playing ahead of the rookie in the slot).

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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