Cleveland Browns pick up Hoggard alum Jonathan Cooper off waivers

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Former Hoggard High School standout Jonathan Cooper was picked up by the Cleveland Browns this week. The Browns claimed the All-American offensive lineman from NFL’s waiver wire three days after he was cut by the New England Patriots. The Patriots released Cooper on Saturday as the Wilmington native continues to deal with a […]

Barth hits 3 of 4 field goals in Chicago Bears loss; Jonathan Cooper cut by New England Patriots

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The struggling Chicago Bears dropped a 29-23 contest to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Andrew Luck’s 35-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton in the fourth quarter was the difference as the Bears fell to 1-4 overall. Wilmington native Connor Barth connected on 3-of-4 field goal attempts, including a season-long 49 yard try in the second […]

Hoggard grad Jonathan Cooper traded to New England Patriots

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It could be the news Jonathan Cooper was looking for after learning of his trade from the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals to the New England Patriots on Tuesday. The former Hoggard standout was dealt for defensive end Chandler Jones – the 21st overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. During his four years in New England, […]

Braswell in Cooper’s corner for NFC Championship against Panthers

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While the support of many local football fans will be in the Carolina Panthers’ corner during the NFC Championship game on Sunday, one local product will be on the opposite sideline for Arizona Cardinals. It has to seem like forever since NFL Draft Day 2013, when Wilmington native Jonathan Cooper was selected with the seventh […]