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Eagles: Riley Cooper blocked tweets

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And then there’s guys that have been in here and we’ve said there’s no way they’d be able to stay out of trouble in the city, and they go on to other places and do really well. That’s the hardest part of it. It’s easier to evaluate the players on film. Knowing what a 21-, 22-, 23-year-old is going to end up becoming, in this environment, is hard.” Teams traditionally have placed a lot of emphasis on interviews at the Senior Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine as character assessment tools, but as Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie noted last week, albeit in a different context, agents polish players’ interviewing skills to a dazzling brilliance. Everyone is chipper, upbeat, respectful, personable. Interviews aren’t as big a deal as they once were. “The guys that are really, for lack of a better term, good con men, it’s hard to see through them,” Roseman said. “It’s hard to really know them.

Eagles general manager Howie Roseman and owner Jeffrey Lurie. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

He left the team Friday to seek counseling. NFC East blog Blog network: NFL Nation “Riley Cooper made us aware of the tweets when the video became public,” the team said in a statement. “He told us that he did not know about the video. He informed us he blocked the tweets because he did not know the person nor understand the context of what that person was threatening. “We promptly alerted NFL security. This information potentially speaks to a legal issue that is a matter between Riley and the authorities. Our focus has been on Riley’s words and actions.” The video of Cooper was taken at a Kenny Chesney concert in June. Cooper apologized profusely both Wednesday and Thursday.

Philadelphia Eagles: Riley Cooper will seek ‘assistance’

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Philadelphia Eagles: Riley Cooper to seek ‘outside assistance’

Last year’s starter Michael Vick along with backup Nick Foles and 2013 draft pick Matt Barkley are all fighting for the position in Kelly’s new look offense. Kelly told reporters: “When you go through it and you’re going as many times and as many evaluations, there is an up day and a down day, and up day and a down day. “So who consistently over the time has played at the highest level? But to say one day this guy was above and then it drops “I thought all three of those guys today [Mike Vick, Nick Foles, and Matt Barkley], and then the little snaps that Dennis [Dixon] got, they played pretty well today.” The Eagles begin their pre-season campaign against New England Patriots next week.

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Cole was right in a sense. He did pressure the quarterback under Washburn, collecting 21.0 sacks over the last two seasons. But Washburn’s divisive behavior led to him being ousted before last season’s disaster ran its course. Now, with a whole new staff in place and the Eagles trying to switch their base defense to a 3-4 under head coach Chip Kelly and defensive coordinator Billy Davis, Cole is not even a defensive end anymore. He’s trying to make the switch to outside linebacker, a position that cannot attack on every down. Cole seems lost at times in pass coverage, although Davis and Kelly keep assuring the public every 12.5 minutes or so that they will not put players in position to fail and instead will take advantage of their strengths. Despite his production slipping last season to 60 tackles, the lowest total since he became a full-time starter in 2006, Cole has proved stout against the run throughout his career. Because of that, there could be a place for him in this defense. Yet Cole’s role in it, not to mention the defense itself, remain mysteries that might not be solves until well into the fall.

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Its a hard transition, Kelly conceded. Change in Philadelphia has been fast and immediate. After 17 years at Lehigh University, Kelly moved training camp to the Eagles home facility. Hes utilizing science and technology in ways the NFL has barely considered . His camp practices are divided into 21 breakneck sessions and require players full attention at all times. You have to stay super focused, especially when youre tired, said rookie defensive lineman Isaac Remington, who played for Kelly at Oregon. You got to keep focused and do your job. How comparable is it to what Kelly did at Oregon?

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You get to show us every single day what you can do, where you belong in this thing, said Eagles Coach Chip Kelly.

Cooper and the Eagles have reached out to him now, asking what Riley could do to make amends. “The owner, Jeffrey Lurie, and the coach, Chip Kelly, really hope this can be a teachable moment,” Williams said. Riley Cooper has been fined by the Eagles, though the amount of the fine has not been released. Speaking on ESPN radio show “Mike and Mike in the Morning,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said there would be no action by the league. News of the video broke on Wednesday afternoon, which was quickly followed by a news conference with Cooper, who said “I am extremely embarrassed, extremely hurt, and extremely sorry for my actions. I wanted to come up and tell you guys that.” The video, which was first posted on the Philadelphia sports blog Crossingbroad.com , shows Cooper outside the Lincoln Financial Field during a Kenny Chesney concert back in June. A visibly agitated Cooper can be heard saying, “I will jump that fence and fight every [n-word] in here, bro.” At one point, Cooper is being restrained. At the same time Cooper was holding his press conference, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurey issued the following statement: “We are shocked and appalled by Riley Cooper’s words.

Cole believes he can still help Eagles

1, 2013 at 01:09 p.m. Updated: Aug. 2, 2013 at 12:55 p.m. Friend(s) Email More Columns > NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Thursday that Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper will not face any league discipline on top of the fine that the Eagles levied . A video surfaced Wednesday of Cooper making a racist comment at a Kenny Chesney concert. Cooper will pay a fine, but the Eagles have decided that Cooper will take another step as he tries to make amends. “In meeting with Riley yesterday, we decided together that his next step will be to seek outside assistance to help him fully understand the impact of his words and actions. He needs to reflect.

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In the offseason, the Eagles added more depth and experience by signing free agent Felix Jones. Jones, who formerly spent five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys , provides another multifaceted option at the position. His ability to both run and receive is especially attractive in the spread offense, and it would not be a surprise to see him pop up in the return game from time to time. The experience he provides to a young group will be exponentially underestimated. Finally, Chris Polk, who the Eagles signed as a free agent in 2012, has had a stellar training camp thus far, throwing himself into the conversation as well.

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