Eagles receiver Riley Cooper has missed two preseason games and team drills at practice for two weeks, due to an apparent ankle injury.
On Sunday, Cooper returned to 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 sessions at practice. He hopes to play in the next preseason game, on Thursday night against the Steelers.
“Yeah, that’s our goal,” Cooper said Sunday, via Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com. “I’m pretty excited. I’ve been out a while. Two weeks. It feels like a long time.”
Cooper’s status had been cloaked in a bit of mystery, since coach Chip Kelly initially suggested Cooper would be back soon.
With starters rarely if ever playing in the preseason finale, Cooper has only one chance to get sort-of live reps until the reps become fully live in Week One against the Jaguars.
The Eagles really need Cooper back with Jeremy Maclin a little banged up now. Fortunately for the Birds, Jordan Matthews bounced back after a not-so-good debut in preseason Week 1. The Eagles WRs were questionable coming into camp, but injuries have made things a bit more cloudy at the position...