37-Year-Old Linebacker – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Stephen Cooper in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
2016 ADP: –
Stephen Cooper Contract Information:
Signed a one-year deal with the Chargers in August of 2011.
The Chargers have decided to release Cooper, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Stephen Cooper.
Cooper is a good source of tackles and solid pass defender ó 98 tackles and four INTs in 2008 ó whose overall production was off last season due to a nagging knee injury suffered in the first half of the Chargersí Week 4 game at Pittsburgh. Cooper was averaging nearly 10 tackles a game at that point; that number dropped to 6.2 after the injury. Look for him to bounce back this season if he stays healthy.
Cooper had a solid 2008 season despite missing the first four games due to suspension. He finished with 98 total tackles and lead the team with four interceptions from the inside linebacker spot. Cooper is a sold contributor who should chip in with near 100 tackles and a handful of sacks and interceptions in 2009.
Cooper will eventually start at inside linebacker alongside Matt Wilhelm in 2008, but he will be suspended for the first four games after testing positive for a banned substance. Last year, in his first as a starter, he registered 108 tackles, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles.
The departure of Donnie Edwards opens the door for Cooper to move into a starting role at inside linebacker. He hasn't accumulated much in the way of stats to this point in his career, but the Chargers thought enough of him to lock him up to a five-year deal prior to the 2006 season.
Cooper will likely serve as a backup inside linebacker although he could be elevated to a starting role if a teammate were to be injured. He has also been a great special teams player in the past.