Former South Carolina WR Pharoh Cooper resigned by NFL team
Pharoh Cooper may not have made the Arizona Cardinals’ roster at the end of the preseason, but the former South Carolina wide receiver must have made a positive impression on the team.
On Tuesday, Cooper was signed by the Cardinals two weeks after he was released by the Cincinnati Bengals. He was claimed off waivers by Cincinnati when he was released by Arizona at the end of the preseason.
Cooper played at South Carolina from 2013-15, then was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft. In his first two seasons with the Rams, he had 25 receptions for 190 yards and was named to the Pro Bowl as a kick returner in 2017.
The Cardinals claimed Cooper off waivers last December, and he appeared in two games for them at the end of the season.
Cooper rejoins Arizona at a time when it has uncertainty about one of its starting wide receivers. Christian Kirk exited the Cardinals’ game against the Seattle Seahawks this past Sunday with an ankle injury.
So, this could be an opportunity for Cooper to get back on the field and make an impact for an NFL team.