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our system, and they are ready to play.”
Cooper did play the entire 2013 season, earning a contract extension. But he was slowed in camp, spending much of it in a walking cast. He has been practicing fully, however, for the last two weeks, and will likely show up in a boxscore before he does on an injury report.
“I actually feel really good,” Cooper said after practice. “I’ve been out there practicing for a few weeks now and getting on the same page as everybody. I feel really good. I feel healthy. I have my legs under me and I am really excited. I am excited for a new season. I am excited that we have one year of this offense already under our belt. We’ve got a lot of upside. We’ve got a lot of potential, but we just have to tap into it.”
That will require full-staffing, something that the Eagles didn’t have much of in the preseason, but which may be why they will have it when it matters.
“Our pieces fit really well, especially with what we do here,” Maclin said. “You have a versatile guy in Zach (Ertz). You’ve got two running backs who can catch the ball, and a guy like me who can pretty much do anything they ask me to do. We have Cooper on the other side. Jordan (Matthews) has the promise for the future. So I don’t think we are going to miss a beat.
“No disrespect to DeSean and (Jason) Avant, both tremendous players, but I am very confident in our team right now and I think we have a chance to be very special.”