Pharoh Cooper

Arizona Cardinals
Wide Receiver #10
Arizona Cardinals
Wide Receiver #10

Pharoh Cooper News

Joins active roster

Cooper was signed to the Cardinals' 53-man roster from their practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Cooper has appeared in three games for Arizona this season, operating as a return man. It's unclear whether he'll resume that role, or mostly just provide extra depth at receiver. His role will likely be more clearly defined come Sunday when the Cardinals travel to Atlanta.

Dec 28, 2022 11:36 AM EST


Moves back to practice squad

Cooper reverted back to the Cardinals' practice squad Monday.

Analysis: The return specialist put together one of this better outings Sunday against the Buccaneers ripping off 71 yards on punt returns. The 27-year-old used up his final practice squad elevation meaning the Cardinals will either need to sign Cooper to the active roster or subject him to waivers in the coming days.

Dec 26, 2022 8:41 PM EST



Jumps up from practice squad

The Cardinals elevated Cooper on Saturday ahead of Sunday's game versus the Buccaneers, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: This marks Cooper's third elevation in a row, meaning Arizona will need to sign him to the active roster in order to utilize him for the final two games of the season. As for his role Sunday, though, he'll serve as the team's kick returner, with the potential to mix into the offense if injuries strike the receiving corps.

Dec 24, 2022 2:12 PM EST


Back with practice squad

Cooper reverted to the Cardinals' practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Cooper was promoted to Arizona's active roster prior to Monday's matchup versus the Patriots, where he was ultimately limited to kick return duties and didn't take an offensive snap. It's unclear whether the Cardinals plan on elevating the 27-year-old again this season, but his next chance to suit up now comes Sunday in Denver.

Dec 13, 2022 4:19 PM EST


Joins active roster

Cooper was elevated from the Cardinal's practice squad ahead of their game with the Patriots on Monday, Tyler Drake of ArizonaSports.com reports.

Analysis: Cooper will suit up Monday against the Patriots, after receiving his second consecutive elevation to the active roster. The 27-year-old only played on special team's in Week 12, handling return duties while Greg Dortch (thumb) was out. With Dortch now healthy, it's unclear what kind of role Cooper will play Monday.

Dec 12, 2022 2:36 PM EST



Reverts to practice squad

The Cardinals returned Cooper to their practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: After signing Cooper to the practice squad last Wednesday, Arizona promptly elevated him to the active roster ahead of Sunday's contest against the Chargers. The veteran wideout played exclusively on special teams in the loss, returning one punt for 15 yards and one kickoff for 19 yards. The Cardinals are on bye Week 13, and Cooper's likelihood of being elevated again Week 14 could hinge on the statuses of Greg Dortch (thumb) and Rondale Moore (groin).

Nov 28, 2022 4:53 PM EST


Joins active roster

The Cardinals elevated Cooper from the practice squad ahead of Sunday's game versus the Chargers, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The journeyman wide receiver finds himself on Arizona's active roster for the third time in his seventh pro season. It remains to be seen if Cooper will be active this weekend, which may depend on if Greg Dortch (thumb) joins Rondale Moore (groin) on the sideline. If that comes to pass, Cooper and Andre Baccellia would be the candidates to get snaps behind wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins, Marquise Brown, A.J. Green and Robbie Anderson.

Nov 26, 2022 6:44 PM EST


Reunites with Arizona

The Cardinals signed Cooper to their practice squad Wednesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Cooper previously had two career stints on Arizona's NFL roster, with his best season coming in 2019 when he caught 25 passes for 243 yards and a touchdown over 12 games with the Cardinals. The veteran played in eight games with the Giants last season, tallying four receptions on 11 targets for 33 yards and rushing once for three yards. Cooper has a chance of being elevated to the active roster with both Rondale Moore (groin) and Greg Dortch (thumb) absent from Wednesday's estimated practice and Marquise Brown (foot) yet to be activated from injured reserve.

Nov 23, 2022 5:51 PM EST


Not elevated ahead of Week 18

Cooper will not be elevated from the Giants' practice squad ahead of Week 18, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: After being a part of the active roster for each of the Giants' last seven games, the wide receiver will be remain on the practice squad in Week 18. Cooper will finish the season with four receptions for 33 yards while also racking up 207 kick-return yards.

Jan 8, 2022 2:39 PM EST


Targeted twice in loss

Cooper was unable to corral either of his two targets in Sunday's 29-3 loss to Chicago.

Analysis: Cooper played 19 snaps (34 percent), placing him third among Giants receivers on the day. Despite the lack of other healthy options, the 26-year-old has been unable to make an impact on offense, failing to catch any of his five targets over the last three games.

Jan 3, 2022 10:58 AM EST


Elevated, should be involved Sunday

Cooper was elevated to the Giants' active roster from the practice squad for Sunday's game against the Bears, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Cooper will join the 53-man roster as expected since New York is missing the entirety of its receiving corps besides Kenny Golladay. David Sills and Alex Bachman were also elevated for Sunday's contest.

Jan 1, 2022 1:39 PM EST


Likely elevated Sunday

Cooper is expected to be elevated to the Giants' active roster from the practice squad for Sunday's game against the Bears, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: New York is expected to be without most of its receiving corps besides Kenny Golladay, so Cooper is likely to be elevated from the practice squad and could have a significant role Sunday. The 26-year-old has four receptions for 33 yards in seven games for the Giants this season.

Dec 31, 2021 10:43 AM EST


Heads back to practice squad

Cooper reverted to the Giants' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Cooper played 36 of the team's 76 offensive snaps, but he failed to catch his only target. He also played 11 special-team snaps, recording two kick returns for 38 yards and two punt returns for 16 yards.

Dec 28, 2021 1:16 PM EST


Moves to active roster

Cooper was activated from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement Wednesday. Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Cooper returns to the active roster with Sterling Shepard (Achilles) now on IR, and both John Ross and Kadarius Toney on the COVID list, although Toney could return Thursday. Cooper has played six games with the Giants this season, recording four catches on eight trargets for 33 yards. He'll try to give the Giants offense a boost Sunday when they take on the Eagles.

Dec 22, 2021 4:40 PM EST


Heads back to practice squad

Cooper has reverted to the Giants' practice squad, per the NFL's official transaction report.

Analysis: Cooper has regularly jumped between New York's practice squad and active roster, and he's been on the field for five straight games. During Sunday's loss to Dallas, he handled three offensive snaps but failed to secure either of his targets. He also had 10 snaps on special teams and logged one 15-yard kick return.

Dec 21, 2021 5:11 AM EST


Elevated again

Cooper was elevated from the practice squad Thursday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Cooper has been active for each of the Giants' last five game and has racked up four catches for 33 yards in that span. However, his primary contribution has come on special teams, as he's regularly served as both the team's punt and kick returner. With Kadarius Toney (illness) and John Ross (illness) both on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Cooper should fill a similar role in Week 15 against Dallas.

Dec 16, 2021 4:34 PM EST


Headed back to practice squad

Cooper reverted to the Giants' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Cooper has been active for each of the team's last five games and has done the majority of his work on special teams. That was true in Week 14, as he had one punt return for no yards and two kick returns for 34 yards. Cooper did also manage one reception for six yards.

Dec 13, 2021 6:59 PM EST


Activated from practice squad

Cooper has been brought up from the practice squad and will suit up for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: With Kadarius Toney (oblique) ruled out and Sterling Shepard (quad) and Kenny Golladay (ribs) listed as questionable, the Giants have brought up Cooper from the practice squad. The 26-year-old caught two passes for 21 yards in last week's contest against the Dolphins.

Dec 11, 2021 2:40 PM EST


Back to practice squad

Cooper was reverted to the practice squad Monday.

Analysis: The 26-year-old had two catches on three targets for 21 yards after being elevated for Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. Cooper will head back to the practice squad with Sterling Shepard (quadriceps) and Kadarius Toney (quadriceps/oblique) potentially returning ahead of the Giants' Week 14 game against the Chargers.

Dec 6, 2021 8:03 PM EST


Elevated Saturday

Cooper was elevated from the practice squad Saturday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Cooper is likely to be active for his third consecutive game as Sterling Shepard (quadriceps) and Kadarius Toney (quadriceps) remain doubtful for Sunday's contest against the Dolphins. Cooper drew two targets in Week 12 against Philadelphia, logging one reception for six yards.

Dec 4, 2021 3:24 PM EST


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