(PHILADELPHIA) — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed wide receiver Riley Cooper and center Jason Kelce to new deals, the team announced Thursday.
Cooper received a five year deal worth $25 million and Kelce was handed a seven-year contract that will keep him in Philadelphia through the 2020 season.
“Riley is one of the toughest and hardest-working guys in our locker room,” Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said of Cooper. “We talk a lot about how players have to make the most of their opportunities, and he did just that last year. He used his size, strength and speed to make a lot of big plays for our team and I’m excited to watch him build upon his success.”
Kelce was selected by the Eagles in the sixth-round of the 2011 NFL Draft and Kelly looks forward to advancing the offense around him.
“Jason is the epitome of the type of player we want around here, both on and off the field,” Kelly said.
“He’s tough, extremely intelligent and is a leader by his actions and by his words. His athleticism is something that really sticks out when you watch him play. There aren’t many centers that can get down the field like he does,” he continued.
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