Raiders WR Amari Cooper active for Chiefs game

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It has been a hard last couple of week and a half for Cooper having to deal with both a concussion and ankle injury that he suffered on the same play against the Denver Broncos on November 26.

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper practiced Friday for the first time since suffering a concussion and a sprained ankle two weeks ago.


Cooper was on the field during Friday's practice and he's listed as questionable for the matchup in Kansas City. He has reportedly recovered from his concussion but his ankle injury will keep him out against the Chiefs.

Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is leading the team with six receptions and 185 yards with two touchdowns receiving in Week 13, and figures to be targeted early and often against Oakland's No. 23 ranked passing defense.


Cooper, who played his collegiate football at the University of Alabama, was originally selected by the Raiders with the fourth overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Bigger things were expected for Cooper and Oakland's offense this season, but instead, the Raiders have struggled to a 6-6 record through their first 12 games. If Cooper is indeed limited, Michael Crabtree could see an increased target share against the Chiefs. If he can play, he will not have to tangle with Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters as Peters is serving a one-game team-issued suspension.


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