Raiders sign free agent guard Jonathan Cooper

Print
  • By Jelani Scott NFL.com
More Columns >

The Oakland Raiders made a move to acquire more depth along their offensive line Monday, inking 29-year-old free agent guard Jonathan Cooper to a deal.

Cooper's signing comes in the wake of the pending suspension of guard Richie Incognito, who will miss the first two games of the season.

Cooper was drafted seventh overall out of the University of North Carolina by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2013 NFL Draft.

After injuries limited him to 24 appearances with 11 starts in his two seasons in Arizona, Cooper, along with a second round pick, was part of the trade that brought defensive end Chandler Jones to the Cardinals in 2016.

A right foot injury in training camp sidelined Cooper prior to the start of the 2016 season, and he was subsequently waived in October without having played a game for the Patriots.

For the next three seasons, Cooper would end up playing year-long stints with the Browns, Cowboys -- his healthiest season yet with 13 starts -- and, most recently, Redskins. He also was signed to the 49ers' training camp roster prior to joining Washington in 2018.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders announced they will waive WR Montay Crockett.

Print