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Eagles' Agholor, Cooper still seek to break out

Nelson Agholor #17 of the Philadelphia Eagles makes a catch as he is tackeled by Bobby McCain #28 of the Miami Dolphins in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 15, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) 582495643

Nelson Agholor #17 of the Philadelphia Eagles makes a catch as he is tackeled by Bobby McCain #28 of the Miami Dolphins in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 15, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) 582495643

The Eagles have not one but two local receivers on their roster in rookie Nelson Agholor (Berkeley Prep) and Riley Cooper (Clearwater Central Catholic).

Neither has had an especially productive season, with Agholor slowed by a high ankle sprain and Cooper still falling short of his breakout 2013 season.

Agholor, taken in the first round with the 20th overall pick out of Southern Cal, has only played six games, totaling 11 catches for 137 yards and still seeks his first NFL touchdown. The Bucs have gotten similar production in six games from undrafted rookie Adam Humphries, who has 12 catches for 108 yards.

Cooper, who had eight touchdowns in Chip Kelly's first season in 2013 and signed a five-year, $25 million contract the next spring, hasn't been the same since. After only three touchdowns last year, he has two this season, catching 11 passes fro 205 yards.

Eagles' Agholor, Cooper still seek to break out 11/21/15 [Last modified: Friday, November 20, 2015 5:47pm]
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