Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Cooper back with team

Wide receiver Riley Cooper (14) of the Philadelphia Eagles pulls in a touchdown pass against...

Wide receiver Riley Cooper (14) of the Philadelphia Eagles pulls in a touchdown pass against cornerback Brandon Carr (39) of the Dallas Cowboys last season. (AFP)

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper, who was excused from the team last week after being seen on a video using a racial slur, returned to practice Tuesday.

Cooper was fined by the Eagles and sent to get outside counseling after using the slur at a Kenny Chesney concert in June. Footage of the incident surfaced last week. He apologized for the remark.

The Eagles announced Tuesday morning that Cooper was scheduled to practice and ESPN reported that the team plans to use him in their exhibition opener Friday against the New England Patriots.

Over the weekend, the Eagles said Cooper informed them that he received threats via Twitter but did not know who made them. The Eagles reported the threats to the NFL's security department.

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