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Arizona Cardinals awarded former All Pro return man Pharoh Cooper on waivers

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The Arizona Cardinals added return man and wide receiver Pharoh Cooper to their roster.

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In their attempt to continue to add talent to their depleted roster, especially at the wide receiver position, the Arizona Cardinals have been awarded wide receiver Pharoh Cooper off of waivers.

The former Los Angeles Rams Pro Bowl return man was injured in the Rams first game of the season, requiring ankle surgery, coming back in week 11. However, the Rams had done a nice job without Cooper and when they needed to add a running back this week, Cooper was the odd man out.

From the team:

Cooper (5-11, 208) was an All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection in 2017 with the Rams as a return specialist after appearing in all 16 games and finishing with 932 kick return yards (27.4-yard avg.) and 399 punt return yards (12.5-yard avg). His 1,331 combined return yardage was the most in the NFL last season. He entered the league with the Rams as a fourth-round selection (117th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft out of South Carolina. The 23-year old Cooper has played in 31 career games (four starts) the past three seasons and has 25 receptions for 190 yards, 59 kickoff returns for 1,501 yards (25.4-yard avg.) and a touchdown, and 39 punt returns for 416 yards (10.7-yard avg.).

Hopefully the Cardinals see something they like from Cooper over the final two games.