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August 13, 2019 04:56 PM
Jets' Marcus Cooper: Latches onto Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper signed a contract with the Jets on Tuesday.

Cooper was released by the Lions on Monday, but his time on the open market hardly lasted a day. The seven-year NFL veteran will now compete for a likely depth role in the Jets' secondary.

August 12, 2019 06:04 PM
Marcus Cooper: Let go by Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper was released by the Lions on Monday.

Cooper spent the offseason with Detroit after starting two games with the Bears in 2018. The 29-year-old cornerback will now search for a depth role elsewhere in the league.

March 16, 2019 03:08 PM
Lions' Marcus Cooper: Re-signs with Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper re-signed with the Lions on Saturday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Cooper played two games with the Bears last season before getting waived and subsequently claimed by the Lions. All-in-all he suited up for six total games and recorded just one tackle. The 29-year-old journeyman projects as a depth corner If he ultimately earns a spot on Detroit's 53-man roster.

January 18, 2019 05:24 PM
Lions' Marcus Cooper: One tackle in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper recorded one tackle in six games during the 2018 season.

Cooper began the season in Chicago but was cut loose after two games. He eventually resurfaced in Detroit but only saw action on defense in three games. Cooper will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year.

December 19, 2018 04:32 PM
Lions' Marcus Cooper: Practices in full
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (back) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Cooper sat out Detriot's loss to the Bills in Week 15, but now appears on track to retake the field. If the veteran is able to suit up against the Vikings on Sunday, he could see rotational snaps in the Lions' secondary.

December 16, 2018 12:28 PM
Lions' Marcus Cooper: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (back) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Cooper was forced to exit last week's tilt against the Cardinals prematurely due to a back injury that will also keep him sidelined Sunday. The Lions are otherwise fairly healthy at cornerback, so Cooper's absence shouldn't have too much of an impact.

December 9, 2018 06:40 PM
Lions' Marcus Cooper: Departs with injury Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper left Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a back injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Cooper provides depth for Detroit at cornerback and is third on the depth chart. Nevin Lawson and Teez Tabor will continue to hold down the fort while the 28-year-old is out.

November 23, 2018 05:20 PM
Lions' Marcus Cooper: Picked up by Detriot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper was claimed off waivers by the Lions on Friday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

Cooper has spent the 2018 season with Chicago but was just waived by the team Wednesday. It didn't take long for the 28-year-old cornerback to find a new home, and Cooper will most likely slide in as a depth cornerback for the Lions.

November 21, 2018 05:08 PM
Marcus Cooper: Let go by Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper was released by the Bears on Wednesday.

Cooper was cut to make room for quarterback Tyler Bray on the 53-man roster. If the veteran cornerback goes unclaimed on waivers, he'll be free to search for a depth role elsewhere in the league.

October 26, 2018 01:48 PM
Bears' Marcus Cooper: Practices in full Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (hamstring) was a full participant at Thursday's practice

Cooper has missed Chicago's last four games due to his hamstring injury, but his full participation Thursday suggests he's set to return. He'll be expected to resume his role as a backup cornerback for the Bears.

October 21, 2018 11:44 AM
Bears' Marcus Cooper: Out for fourth straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Cooper returned to the practice field in limited fashion Thursday and Friday, but the Bears still listed him as doubtful heading into weekend. As expected, Cooper will miss his fourth straight contest with the hamstring injury and may need to put in at least one full practice next week to have a shot at playing Oct. 28 against the Jets.

October 19, 2018 06:40 PM
Bears' Marcus Cooper: Listed as doubtful
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Cooper appears on track to miss his fourth game in a row due to a lingering hamstring issue. If Cooper is unable to suit up, Bryce Callahan (ankle) and Sherrick McManis will once again serve as the primary backups behind Prince Amukamara and Kyle Fuller.

October 12, 2018 03:04 PM
Bears' Marcus Cooper: Ruled out for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Cooper will miss a third consecutive contest due to the hamstring issue, leaving Bryce Callahan and Sherrick McManis as the primary candidates for snaps behind starters Prince Amukamara (hamstring) and Kyle Fuller.

September 28, 2018 11:44 PM
Bears' Marcus Cooper: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Cooper will sit out his second straight game after suffering the hamstring injury late last week and was a non-participant at practice this week. Sherrick McManis and Kevin Toliver should see increased defensive roles Sunday with starting CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) also ruled out.

September 22, 2018 12:16 PM
Bears' Marcus Cooper: Ruled out for Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (hamstring) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Cooper seems to have suffered a hamstring injury during Friday's practice, and will remain sidelined during Week 3. A timetable for Cooper's recovery has yet to be disclosed, but expect Sherrick McManis to serve as the primary backup to Kyle Fuller against the Cardinals on Sunday.

September 5, 2018 10:04 PM
Bears' Marcus Cooper: Off Tuesday injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (knee) wasn't on Tuesday's injury report for Sunday's regular-season opener against the Packers, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

After missing some time in the preseason due to a knee issue, Cooper looks to be healthy ahead of the opener. He should return to a backup corner role for the Bears in 2018 after logging 246 defensive snaps for Chicago in 2017.

August 25, 2018 01:20 PM
Bears' Marcus Cooper: Inactive for third preseason game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (knee) is inactive for Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Cooper has missed time during training camp with a right knee bruise. A large portion of Bears are being held out Saturday, so it is unclear if Cooper is being held out due to injury or a collective effort by Chicago to rest its contributing players.

August 12, 2018 12:04 AM
Bears' Marcus Cooper: Suffers right knee bruise
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper suffered a right knee bruise during Saturday's practice, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Cooper is a five-year veteran who played 16 games with the Vikings last season before joining the Bears in March. He's slated to be a second-string cornerback for Chicago.

March 24, 2018 06:33 PM
Bears' Marcus Cooper: Rejoining Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Friday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Cooper signed a three-year, $16 million deal last year and was released by the Bears in mid-March after playing a minimal defensive role in 2017. The 28-year-old is likely to serve as a depth corner for Chicago in 2018 with the return of Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara.

March 14, 2018 10:52 PM
Marcus Cooper: Released by Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper was released by the Bears on Wednesday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports

Playing on the first year of a three-year deal, Cooper appeared in 12 games for the Bears during the 2017 campaign, accruing 18 tackles and three pass breakups along the way. However, he generally disappointed in his time with the Bears and ultimately finished the 2017 campaign in a reserve role, which is the most likely situation he'll find himself in ahead of the 2018 season.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/197
Birthdate:
2/1/1990
Age:
29
Hometown:
Bloomfield, CT, USA
School:
Rutgers
NFL Experience:
7
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