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Stephen Cooper

Stephen Cooper - #54 - LB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 235 lbs.
Birthday 06/19/1979
Birthplace Wareham, MA
College Maine
Years played 10

Chargers sign LB Hayes; place Cooper on I.R.

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 8:29 p.m. ET
The Chargers placed ILB Stephen Cooper on injured reserve (biceps) and agreed to terms with LB Gerald Hayes.

Butler uses year off to grab Chargers' LB job

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 10:32 p.m. ET
Chargers ILB Donald Butler missed all of 2010 with an injury but used the time away to improve enough to win a starting job this season.

ILB decision could shape Chargers' offseason plans

Posted March 09, 2011 @ 11:23 p.m. ET
When the offseason began for the Chargers, they knew it would be nearly impossible to retain all their key free agents. Now it is becoming more and more clear which direction the team is likely to go with some of ...

Chargers place Tolbert, Cooper on I.R.

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
The Chargers placed LB Stephen Cooper and RB Mike Tolbert on injured reserve and signed RB Curtis Brinkley and LB Darry Beckwith to the active roster from the practice squad.

Chargers rule ILB Cooper out for Sunday

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
Chargers ILB Stephen Cooper has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals.


Posted Aug. 22, 2011
The San Diego Chargers say they will place Cooper on season-ending injured reserve on Wednesday with a biceps injury.||||||| Cooper was hurt in an exhibition game on Aug. 21. Coach Norv Turner originally said Cooper would have surgery, but he ended up playing in the first five games.
Posted Aug. 13, 2011
The Chargers agreed to a one-year contract with Cooper on Friday.||||||| Cooper, 31, played the last eight seasons with the Chargers and started 11 of 12 games played in 2010. While Cooper was in free agency last month, the Chargers signed another veteran linebacker, Takeo Spikes, to a three-year deal. Spikes, 34, played the last four seasons in San Francisco under Greg Manusky, now San Diego's defensive coordinator.
Posted Dec. 31, 2010
Cooper has been placed on IR with a knee injury.|||||||
Posted Sept. 29, 2008
Cooper is vowing never to use supplements again, after returning from a four-game suspension imposed by the NFL for testing positive for a banned stimulant.||||||| Cooper led the Chargers with 179 tackles last season, when they made it to the AFC championship game. He had to watch as the Chargers lost their first two games this season before reaching .500 with wins over the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders. Cooper says he'll have to compete to win back his starting job. The Chargers play at Miami on Sunday.
Posted Sept. 15, 2007
Cooper didn't practice Friday as the San Diego Chargers got in their final preparation for Sunday's game at New England.||||||| Cooper has a strained groin, but has practiced all week and was given a precautionary day off by coach Norv Turner.