Stephon Gilmore Says Amari Cooper One of NFLs Best WRs After Rex Ryan Comments

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 04: Stephon Gilmore #24 of the New England Patriots lines up during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Former NFL head coach Rex Ryan called Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper a “turd” after news dropped that the wideout inked a five-year, $100 million deal on Friday.

The backlash and criticism back was swift, and New England Patriots cornerback Stephen Gilmore added his name to the list when he defended Cooper’s play in a tweet:

Ryan’s comments during an interview on Get Up were related to his take that Cooper sometimes fails to show up for games:

There is a sense of all-or-nothing with Cooper at times. Per Pro Football Reference, the five-year veteran has played 77 games, and 17 of them have seen Cooper gain 20 or fewer receiving yards.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Cooper can be an explosive playmaker, notably going off for 173 or more yards five times.

Ultimately, Cooper is a four-time Pro Bowler and one of the top wide receivers in the game at his best.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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