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August 16, 2019 07:08 PM
Raiders' Jonathan Cooper: Suits up Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (biceps) played 38 offensive snaps during Thursday's 33-26 preseason win over the Cardinals.

Cooper appears fully recovered from the biceps issue that landed him on IR last season. The veteran guard could be thrust into the starting lineup to begin the regular season, with Richie Incognito facing a two-game suspension.

July 16, 2019 01:00 PM
Raiders' Jonathan Cooper: Heading to Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (biceps) signed a contract with the Raiders on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

The veteran lineman only logged four games last season in Washington before tearing his biceps, resulting in his placement on injured reserve. He suffered the injury in mid-December, which usually has a 3-to-4-month recovery process. Look towards the beginning of training camp next week to determine where Cooper's health currently stands. If healthy, he'll add a veteran presence to the Raiders line, especially given the looming suspension of Richie Incognito.

December 5, 2018 02:56 PM
Redskins' Jonathan Cooper: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (biceps) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Howard Balzer of the reports.

Cooper tore his biceps in Monday's loss to the Eagles, which is usually a three- to four-month recovery process. Cooper saw 201 offensive snaps this season. He will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

December 4, 2018 09:48 AM
Redskins' Jonathan Cooper: Suffers torn bicep
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper suffered a torn biceps tendon in Monday's loss to the Eagles.

Cooper will likely be out for the remainder of the season given the extent of the injury. The Redskins are dealing with several injuries along the offensive line, but Luke Bowanko is a likely candidate to take over as a starter for the remainder of the year.

December 3, 2018 10:16 PM
Redskins' Jonathan Cooper: Out for remainder of Monday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (arm) has been downgraded to out for the remainder of Monday's tilt with the Eagles.

The severity of Cooper's arm injury is still unclear but more details will likely surface following the conclusion of Monday's game. As for now, Luke Bowanko will attempt to fill the void left from Cooper's absence.

December 3, 2018 10:12 PM
Redskins' Jonathan Cooper: Downgraded to out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (arm) has been ruled out for the remainder of Monday's contest against the Eagles.

Cooper exited during the first quarter of Monday's game due to arm injury -- look for the details to be smoothed out in the coming days. In the meantime, Luke Bowanko will likely fill in on an already thin offensive line for the Redskins.

December 3, 2018 08:56 PM
Redskins' Jonathan Cooper: Questionable to return Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper is questionable to return to Monday's game against the Eagles with an arm injury.

Cooper exited the game in the first quarter. With the Redskins thin along their interior offensive line, Luke Bowanko will fill in for Cooper at left guard as long as he is out.

November 5, 2018 07:04 PM
Redskins' Jonathan Cooper: Signs with Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper signed a contract with Washington on Monday.

Cooper's spot on Washington's 53-man roster comes following the placement of starting guards Shawn Lauvao (knee) and Brandon Scherff (pectoral) on injured reserve. The 2013 first-rounder will provide much-needed depth to the Redskins' offensive line, and could slot into the starting rotation during Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers.

August 27, 2018 05:00 PM
49ers' Jonathan Cooper: Returns to field Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (knee) was active for Saturday's preseason game against the Colts.

While it's good news for Cooper that he was finally able to get back on the field, the fact that the guard only played 17 snaps Saturday suggests that he'll be eased back into the 49ers' rotation up front.

August 6, 2018 12:08 AM
49ers' Jonathan Cooper: Participates in team drills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (knee) participated in team drills during Sunday's practice as he saw his first 11-on-11 action of training camp, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Cooper will continue being eased back into action after coming off the PUP list last week, as the 49ers won't rush him back from an MCL injury. He'll compete for the starting spot at right guard upon his eventual return to full strength, but his availability for Thursday's preseason opener doesn't look too promising as he just took 11-on-11 snaps for the first time Sunday.

August 1, 2018 01:04 AM
49ers' Jonathan Cooper: Cleared off PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (knee) has been cleared from the PUP list and will be eligible to return to practice, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Cooper began training camp on the PUP list as his recovery from an MCL injury remained in progress, but the offensive lineman has progressed enough to return to the practice field.

July 26, 2018 08:20 AM
49ers' Jonathan Cooper: Opens camp on PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (knee) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, Joe Fann of the 49ers' official site reports.

Cooper is still in the process of rehabbing an MCL injury that required surgery in January. It isn't clear how long the offensive lineman will be sidelined in training camp, but there at least doesn't seem to be any concern that his absence will extend into the preseason.

June 12, 2018 04:24 PM
49ers' Jonathan Cooper: Unavailable until training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (knee) is expected to remain sidelined until training camp, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Cooper signed with the 49ers in March to fortify the interior of the line, but he continues to recover from surgery in January to repair the MCL in his left knee. The veteran interior lineman is expected to compete for a starting job when healthy, which should arrive in training camp if he can avoid setbacks.

March 21, 2018 11:04 AM
49ers' Jonathan Cooper: Signs with 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (knee) signed a one-year contract with the 49ers on Tuesday, the 49ers official site reports. "Having started 27 games in four NFL seasons, Jonathan brings great experience to the interior of our offensive line," said General Manager John Lynch. "We look forward to him competing for a starting job at guard, while also bringing a veteran presence to our locker room. Jonathan is a welcome addition to our team."

After being drafted seventh overall in the 2013 by the Cardinals, Cooper has spent time in Arizona, New England, Cleveland and Dallas. He was inactive for the first three games of last season with the Cowboys but went on to start the final 13 contests at left guard. According to Lynch, the 28-year-old will have an immediate opportunity to compete for a starting role on the offensive line but will first have to recover from surgery on an MCL left knee sprain he suffered in January.

January 26, 2018 04:00 PM
Cowboys' Jonathan Cooper: Facing 4-to-5 months of rehab
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (knee) will likely need four-to-five months of recovery, Mickey Spagnola of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Cooper, who will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year, recently underwent surgery to repair the MCL in his left knee and it was previously reported that he'd be healthy in time for when teams usually start OTAs (typically late April). However, it now seems he's more likely looking at a return date in June.

January 12, 2018 03:40 PM
Cowboys' Jonathan Cooper: Undergoes knee surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper recently underwent surgery to repair the MCL in one of his knees, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

Cooper reportedly sprained his knee in the Cowboys' season finale against the Eagles. Set to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year, Cooper is expected to return to full health in time for offseason workouts wherever he may sign.

March 14, 2017 04:44 PM
Cowboys' Jonathan Cooper: Remaining in Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper signed a one-year contract extension with the Cowboys on Tuesday, Todd Archer of reports.

Cooper signed on with the Cowboys during the playoffs after he was let go by the Browns at the end of the regular season. With veteran tackle Doug Free set to retire, Cooper could be in the running for a starting position on the offensive line for the upcoming season.

January 4, 2017 12:45 PM
Cowboys' Jonathan Cooper: Signs with Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper agreed to terms on a contract Tuesday with the Cowboys, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The Cowboys own one of the league's most dominant offensive lines, so Cooper, the eighth overall pick in 2013, will simply serve as depth at guard during the team's playoff run. The 26-year-old was let go by the Browns last week, but has 14 career starts under his belt and could be an adequate option to step in for the Cowboys in the event Ron Leary (back) and/or La'el Collins (toe) are unavailable in the divisional round.

December 27, 2016 05:10 PM
Jonathan Cooper: Waived by Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper was waived by the Browns on Tuesday.

It's unclear why the Browns waived Cooper, who had been starting at right guard. Brown dealt with injuries early in the season and throughout his career but he's been a starting caliber player when healthy. The former first round pick will be a free agent if he clears waivers.

October 10, 2016 08:46 PM
Browns' Jonathan Cooper: Claimed by Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns claimed Cooper off Waivers on Monday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

After starting nine games for the Cardinals in 2015, Cooper was traded to the Patriots in the offseason for Chandler Jones. His availability throughout the early portion of the season was hampered by injuries, which eventually led to him being waived on Saturday. The Browns have opted to take a gamble on Cooper to help out on the offensive line.


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