It looks like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won’t sign veteran wide receiver Riley Cooper, who participated as a tryout player in their rookie minicamp this week. That’s per the Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud, who says the Bucs are “not expected” to sign him—reporter code for “not gonna happen”.
Cooper played six years for the Philadelphia Eagles, racking up 2,418 yards on 169 catches. He spent the last season out of football, though, and he’s best known for once getting caught on video shouting the n-word at a concert which doesn’t exactly help him.
The Bucs didn’t have all that much room on the roster for Cooper. Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson will be the two big-name starting receivers, while Adam Humphries and rookie Chris Godwin will compete for playing time in three-receiver sets. With Josh Huff, Donteea Dye and former CFL player Derel Walker the team has a good amount of depth at the position.
With rookie minicamp over, the Bucs are expected to make a few roster moves today or tomorrow, signing some tryout players and releasing newly signed rookies.