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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn't expect WR Amari Cooper (ankle) to practice until training camp breaks in mid-August. Cooper remains on the active PUP list after January ankle surgery. The team continues to express little concern about his status, but it sure seems like his recovery has taken longer than expected. Cooper comes with elevated risk until we see him back on the field.

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Browns WR Amari Cooper returned to practice on Wednesday. He tweaked his right ankle on Monday, but it looks like a non-issue going forward.

Browns WR Amari Cooper hurt his right ankle late in Monday's practice. HC Kevin Stefanski had no update afterward. "I haven't gotten the full report," he said, per Cleveland.com. "I'll update you guys tomorrow." Cooper did remain out with the team (not participating) for the end of practice. We'll watch for the update.

The Cowboys traded WR Amari Cooper and a 6th-round pick to the Browns in exchange for 5th- and 6th-round picks. The compensation is minimal because Cleveland is taking on all of Cooper's $20 million cap hits over the next 3 seasons. The Cowboys were reportedly set to release Cooper if they couldn't find a trade partner. Dallas is believed to be the frontrunners to re-sign WRs Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson, who would join CeeDee Lamb as the team's top 3 WRs. In Cleveland, meanwhile, Cooper should establish himself as the #1 WR. Exactly how big a target share he garners will depend on whether the Browns bring back WR Jarvis Landry and/or add more to the WR room. But a run-first offense and questionable QB play puts a damper on Cooper's 2022 fantasy outlook.

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cowboys are “likely” to release WR Amari Cooper. It's a matter of money, as the veteran is scheduled to count $22 million against Dallas' salary cap. (If cut, he’ll carry a figure of only ~$6 million.) Coming off an inconsistent year 2, CeeDee Lamb would project as the big winner here. Note that Michael Gallup, Cedrick Wilson and Dalton Schultz are all impending free agents.

Update: According to multiple reports, the Cowboys will try to trade Cooper but are expected to release him if that doesn't work out. Multiple reports also have the team planning to try for a long-term deal with Gallup.

7:09pm EST 12/2/21

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (COVID) is active for tonight's game vs. the Saints. His limited practice on Wednesday was his only official work since landing on the COVID list. Interim HC Dan Quinn told ESPN's Ed Werder that Cooper's playing time will be "managed initially" with adjustments made "based on how he responds physically." In other words, Cooper may or may not end up playing limited snaps depending on how he's feeling once the game starts. Consider him a risk/reward WR3 in Week 13 fantasy lineups.

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