After the past couple of weeks sidelined due to an ankle injury that had him in a walking boot for a few days, Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper is back at practice. He actually made his return to full activity Sunday and followed it up with another full practice Monday.
Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy also went through Monday's practice despite some minor injuries. McCoy reportedly has a "small version of turf toe" while Maclin had been bothered by a sore hamstring.
Cooper is expected to play Thursday versus the Steelers in the regular season dress rehearsal. Coming off a career year in which he scored eight touchdowns and totaled more than 800 yards on just 47 receptions, Cooper is only a WR4. A good portion of his value last season was created by big-yardage receptions. Those are exciting but not generally consistent.
Cooper also saw more than seven targets in a game just once last season. He should get more looks with DeSean Jackson out of the picture, but he is a boom-or-bust player at a position where talent and dependability are in high supply.