By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Eagles were also in play to acquire Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper. Howie Roseman, the team’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations, and his front office staff were only willing to give up a second-round pick for Cooper, according to NFL Network’s Mike Silver.
Cooper went to the Dallas Cowboys, the Eagles long-time rival, on Monday. They surrendered a 2019 first-round draft pick to acquire the 24-year-old.
The Raiders now have three first-round draft picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. They could add another first-round draft pick if they can find a taker for safety Karl Joseph.
Cooper is presently in concussion protocol. He was injured against the Seattle Seahawks in London on Sunday, October 14th.
The Cowboys are on a bye this week. Once he is cleared, he could make his debut with his new team against Tennessee Titans on November 5th on Monday Night Football.
The reigning Super Bowl Champions are 3-4 this season. The team is receiving little production from their wide receivers.
Mike Wallace, who signed with the team in the off-season, is sidelined with a fractured fibula that required surgery and on injured reserve. The team is also without Mack Hollins, who is also on injured reserve, with a groin injury.
Tight End Zach Ertz leads the team in receiving through seven games. He had 57 receptions for 618 yards and two touchdowns. Nelson Agholor leads the receivers with 38 receptions for 323 yards and a touchdown.
Alshon Jeffery, who has only played in four games, has 25 receptions for 306 yards and a team-high four touchdowns.
The 24-year-old Miami, Florida native has 22 receptions for 280 yards and one touchdown this season. He was targeted just once in last week’s 27-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
His best game of the season came in Week 4 against the Cleveland Browns when he had eight receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown. This is his lone score of the season.
He only has had two games, where he surpassed 100 or more yards in a game, as he had 10 receptions for 116 yards in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.
Cooper has started 47 of 52 games with the Raiders. He has 225 receptions for 3,138 yards and 19 touchdowns.
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