Former Eagles receiver Riley Cooper was admittedly surprised and humbled when teams didn’t immediately call him to see if he’d be interested in joining after he was cut by Philadelphia in February of 2016.
So when the Buccaneers offered the six-year NFL veteran a chance to attend their rookie minicamp on a tryout basis this weekend — his first football action since he left the Eagles — he jumped at the opportunity.
“I was in Philly for six years. I got cut,” Cooper said (via ESPN). “I was expecting to get picked up somewhere and I didn’t. It was hard to keep training and stay ready without seeing that light at the end of the tunnel. I just kept grinding and grinding. The opportunity is finally here, and you’ve got to make the best of it.”
WKNR announced Wednesday night it had terminated Parr’s employment.
“He’s on the lean and the molly,” Parr said on “The Really Big Show” on ESPN 850. “The guy’s not going to make it. He’s not going to make it through the season.
“He’s another Josh Gordon … I’ve seen it first-hand from a different vantage point, and it’s the same thing all over again. How are you already high out of your mind, and you’ve only been here for a week.”
Even after show hosts Tony Rizzo and Aaron Goldhammer tried to get Parr to walk back her statements, she doubled down and even joked that 10-time Pro Bowler Joe Thomas was “on the lean,” which is also known as “purple drink” or “sizzurp.”
“I guess I can’t say certain things,” Parr said before she was interrupted by one of her co-hosts with, “No. You can’t.” “Josh is living with me and is in the best place mentally that he has been in dating back years before entering the NFL. He has taken the proper steps to treat his issues and has followed a very strict protocol that the league and our team here has laid out for him. He’s also in the best shape of his life and feels even better than he did when he had his breakout year in 2013.