Amari Cooper Being Shipped to Cleveland After Trade
Former Alabama wide receiver and NFL star Amari Cooper is being traded. After three and a half years playing for the Dallas Cowboys, Cooper is being traded to the Cleveland Browns, according to several NFL sources.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Cowboys are sending Cooper and a sixth-round pick to the Browns and Cleveland is sending a fifth and a sixth-round pick to Dallas in return.
Cooper is set to make $20 million in the 2022 season making him tough for the Cowboys to factor into the upcoming year's salary cap. Dallas has CeeDee Lamb and will now resign Michael Gallup to serve as Dak Prescott's primary weapons.
The former Alabama star has hauled in 517 passes for 7,076 yards and 46 touchdowns in seven seasons in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys. He's a four-time Pro Bowler and will now head to the AFC North and serve as Baker Mayfield's No. 1 target.
Cooper will join four former Alabama players in Cleveland, however none played with him at the Capstone. The Browns boast Jedrick Wills and Miller Forristall on offense and Ronnie Harrison and Mack Wilson on defense. Cleveland finished 8-9 in 2021, finishing third in the AFC North.
Cooper is littered across the Crimson Tide record book for his magical 2014 season that saw him as a Heisman Trophy finalist and turned him into the No. 4 overall draft pick by the Raiders.
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