In a shocking move, the Los Angeles Rams have waived WR and KR Pharoh Cooper:
#LARams Waive Pharoh Cooper— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 18, 2018
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Since returning from injured reserve (ankle injury), Cooper has been an absolute non-factor for the Rams both as a receiver and a returner. As a kick returner, Cooper has averaged 21.3 yards per return, a number that incumbent KR Blake Countess topped with his average of 24.6 yards.
Not only that, but PR JoJo Natson’s play ensured that Cooper wouldn’t have a chance to return any punts, leaving him as a one-trick pony who really wasn’t performing up to standards.
The release of Cooper comes at an interesting time because the Rams are clearly shook and are looking to make a move to spark the team. Cooper’s release will open a roster spot, though it’s not known who the spot will be filled by.
Best of luck to Pharoh Cooper wherever he lands, he’ll be subject to the NFL waiver wire.
(UPDATED on December 19, 4:42pm ET)
Cooper has landed with the Arizona Cardinals:
Former #Rams Pro Bowl returner and WR Pharoh Cooper was claimed by the #AZCardinals, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 19, 2018