After inking left tackle Jason Peters to a four-year extension Wednesday, the attention now turns to the receiver position. Riley Cooper has agreed to a four-year deal to stay in Philadelphia, according to Geoff Mosher. The 6-3, 222-pound wideout enjoyed a breakout season in Year One under Chip Kelly with 47 catches for 835 yards and eight scores while averaging 17.8 yards per catch.
The Eagles are looking to bring Jeremy Maclin back as well. The two sides are working on an agreement, according to a league source, though there was no deal as of Wednesday night.
Jason Kelce is expected to get taken care of in the near future as well. Howie Roseman did not confirm this directly, but suggested that Kelce is the type of player they are looking to build with.
The early message this offseason is clear.
“We’re going to try to keep, and obviously it takes two to tango, our best players and the guys that we feel are part of our culture and that fit well into the chemistry of our football team on and off the field,” said Roseman. “It’s an important message for us this offseason. When you look at it, and everybody’s talking about free agency, we know these players. We’ve lived with them. We’ve been married to them.”