Cooper fills the Bucs open roster spot after the team placed veteran Curtis Riley on IR. With the news of Jordan Whitehead starting camp on the COVID/Reserve list and the aforementioned move with Riley , the Bucs found their safety room thinner than they’d like. Cooper was spotted on the practice filed this morning before the initial announcement of his signing was made. He will wear number 39 for the defending Super Bowl champs.
Cooper, entered the league in 2018, has not appeared in a regular-season game but had also spent time on the practice squads of the Bengals, Chiefs and Falcons. After joining the Broncos in october, he signed a reserve/futures deal with the club in January. He was waived in early June after the team spent significant resources in the secondary.
Cooper is the second Stony Brook safety on the roster joining rookie Augie Contressa. He played at safety for the Seawolves and recorded 127 tackles and four interceptions during his time there.
J.C. Allen is one of PewterReport.com’s newest beat writers. As a New England transplant, he has closely followed Tom Brady’s entire career and first fell in love with the game during the Patriots 1996 Super Bowl run. J.C. is in his second year covering the team after spending a year with Bucs Report as a writer, producer and show host. Some of his other interests include barbecuing, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. His favorite Buccaneer of all time is Simeon Rice and believes he deserves a spot in Canton. Follow J.C. Allen on Twitter @JCAllenNFL.
PewterReport.com prides itself on being the most complete, comprehensive news source covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and delivering inside scoop on the team found nowhere else.