Colts, Redskins Interested In Amari Cooper

The Cowboys are not the only team interested in acquiring Raiders receiver Amari Cooper, as the Colts and Redskins have also reached out regarding the pass-catcher’s availability, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.

Oakland head coach Jon Gruden is seemingly willing to trade any player on the club’s current roster, so it’s not surprising that Cooper — the fourth overall selection in the 2015 draft — is reportedly available. The Raiders are seeking a first-round pick in exchange for Cooper, but there’s no indication they’ll be able to garner such a selection, especially given the 24-year-old’s disappointing 2018 campaign. Through six games, Cooper has managed only 22 receptions for 280 yards and a single score.

The Colts don’t have much depth behind T.Y. Hilton, as Chester Rogers, Ryan Grant, Zach Pascal, and the recently-signed Dontrelle Inman represent Indianapolis’ wideout depth chart. The Redskins, too, are in dire straits at wider receiver despite currently carrying seven pass-catchers on their roster. Jamison Crowder and Paul Richardson are not expected to play today against the Cowboys, leaving Washington with Josh Doctson, Maurice Harris, Brian Quick, Jehu Chesson, and Michael Floyd.

Any club that acquires Cooper will take on the remainder of his 2018 base salary, which, depending on when he is hypothetically traded, would amount to roughly $2MM. Thanks to his fifth-year option, Cooper is also under contract for 2019 at a rate $13.924MM, but that total is guaranteed for injury only.

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7 comments on “Colts, Redskins Interested In Amari Cooper

  1. crosseyedlemon

    The Mack trade worked out so well for Gruden that he should probably deal Cooper to the Bears for Kevin White.

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    • tharrie0820

      To be fair, we won’t know how the trade works out for him until we see what the draft picks turn into

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  2. cowman707

    Grudens bs aside I think a change of scenery would be good for Cooper. Would love to see what he could do on the Colts

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    • crosseyedlemon

      Chucky seems determined to rid himself of anyone that could be an impact player. Cooper has plenty to offer other teams and isn’t the only guy on the Raider roster who would be thrilled to receive a “get out of jail free card”.

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  3. Clark K

    Cooper to the Colts makes no sense from the Colts perspective, you’re trash without him and you’ll be trash with him. However if the Raiders are smart they’ll take a 2nd from the Colts knowing it’s basically a late 1st

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  4. Phattey

    The colts would be an awesome fit give Andrew luck more weapons try and low ball the raiders with a third and another pick from next year’s draft

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