Cooper returns to Eagles practice

Updated: August 6, 2013

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley
Cooper has returned from his excused absence and is scheduled to practice
with the team on Tuesday.

The Eagles had excused Cooper last Friday and sent him away for counseling
after video surfaced of him using a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert in

The Eagles said that Cooper will be available for interviews after their
joint practice with the New England Patriots. The two teams will meet in a
preseason game on Friday.

Cooper was a reserve receiver last season and was likely going to have a
similar role this year until Jeremy Maclin tore his ACL early in camp. Cooper
caught 23 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns in 2012.

The Eagles released their first depth chart on Monday, and Cooper was listed
as the second string wide receiver.