Cooper is still in concussion protocol Tuesday, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Cooper was forced to leave in the first half of Sunday's game against the Seahawks after suffering a helmet-to-helmet hit that resulted in a concussion. Reports also surfaced this week that Cooper is on the trading block, but if the wideout's concussion is serious, it could delay any possible transaction for the Raiders.
The Raiders are asking for a first-round pick in trade talks for Cooper (concussion), Ali Thanawalla of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Jay Glazer first reported that Cooper was being dangled on Fox NFL Sunday, but the sought-after compensation previously was unknown. If the Raiders are dead-set on landing a first-rounder, it'll be a hard sell for interested parties in advance of the trade deadline Tuesday, Oct. 30. Since opening his career with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, Cooper has been hit-or-miss, accumulating 100-plus yards four times while falling short of 40 yards on 12 occasions in 20 games the last two years. He's also tending to a concussion at the moment, so there's no telling when he'll gain clearance to play.
Cooper (head) is being evaluated for a concussion after exiting Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Cooper accompanied training staff to the locker after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit during the first half, so he'll need to clear the league's concussion protocol in order to have a chance at returning Sunday. If he remains sidelined, Jordy Nelson, Martavis Bryant and Seth Roberts would handle a majority of the snaps at wide receiver.
Cooper headed to the locker room during Sunday's game against the Seahawks after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports. Prior to exiting the game, Cooper did not catch a pass. If he's unable to return to action Sunday, added looks would be available for fellow receivers Jordy Nelson, Martavis Bryant and Seth Roberts.
Cooper drew just one target in Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Chargers, catching the pass for a 10-yard gain. Add another chapter to Cooper's track record of inconsistency, with Sunday representing the nadir in terms of target volume. He cleared 100 yards in Weeks 2 and 4 but has caught just four passes for 36 yards in his other three games combined. It's a painful reminder of a 2017 campaign in which two outings accounted for 48 percent of his receiving yards. The Raiders will host the Seahawks in Week 6, giving Cooper a tricky matchup with a defense that's done nice work against wide receivers.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|9||11/02||@San Francisco 49ers||22||25.00|
|10||11/11||Los Angeles Chargers||23||25.00|
|13||12/02||Kansas City Chiefs||17||23.67|
|17||12/30||@Kansas City Chiefs||17||23.67|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||119||68||968||6||40||14.24||134|