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#31 CB

Marcus Cooper

Height:
6' 2"
Weight:
192 lbs
Age:
24
Born:
Feb 1, 1990
Birth Place:
Hartford,
Experience:
2 years
College:
Rutgers
Tckl FF FR Sck Int
2013 Regular Season
17 0 0 0.0 0

The Chiefs were missing three starters for their season opener against the Tennessee Titans after Cooper was declared inactive for Sunday's game at Arrowhead Stadium.

Cooper missed practice time this week with an ankle injury. Ron Parker took his place.

Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry and Cooper are practicing again at Kansas City's training camp following minor injuries.

Their return Sunday was the first positive injury news in a while for the Chiefs. They have been struggling with injuries, especially in their suspect secondary. Backup safety Sanders Commings is out after surgery for a severe high ankle sprain and fractured fibula. Reserve defensive backs David Van Dyke, DeMarcus Van Dyke and Phillip Gaines also have missed time with various injuries.

Cooper joined the lengthy list of Chiefs defensive backs that were forced to watch practice Saturday after tweaking his hamstring during an early portion of the workout. Cooper has been starting at one of the cornerback positions throughout camp.

The Chiefs were already missing Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry, who hurt his right heel during Thursday's drill. Backup safety Sanders Commings is out after having surgery on a severe high ankle sprain and for a fracture to his fibula. Reserve defensive backs David Van Dyke, DeMarcus Van Dyke and Phillip Gaines have also missed time with injuries. All the banged-up bodies forced the Chiefs to sign veteran defensive back Steve Gregory earlier this week.

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