Cooper earns five-year extension with Eagles

Riley Cooper would have been a free agent next month, but the Philadelphia Eagles locked up the wide receiver for five more years on Thursday. (Photo by The Associated Press)

Published: Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:57 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:57 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a five-year contract with wide receiver Riley Cooper and a seven-year deal with center Jason Kelce.

Cooper, a former Florida standout, would have become a free agent next month after a breakout season in which he set career highs in receptions (47), yards receiving (835) and touchdowns (eight). Kelce was signed through 2016, and the new deal adds four years to his contract. He was part of an offensive line that helped the Eagles lead the NFL in rushing while setting a franchise record for points (442).

The moves were announced Thursday, a day after All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters signed a new five-year contract.

The Eagles were 10-6 and won the NFC East title in Chip Kelly’s first season as coach after going 4-12 in 2012.

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