Not only did he lead the Eagles in yards per catch, but Cooper finished third in the NFL. Cooper's 47 receptions were one more than he had in his first three Eagles seasons combined. "The line did a great job, and I was the last read on that, and Nick went through all his progressions and ended up finding me, kind of almost in a scramble," Cooper said. If the Eagles cut him, where was he going to go? In a league where nearly 70 percent of the players are African-American, nobody was going to sign a guy who was perceived to be a bigot.