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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Miami fans: Don't count out 'Coop'

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Miami fans on today's chat seem to have already written off running back Graig Cooper, who is making his way back from a torn ACL.

Don't do it.

OK, maybe I jumped the gun in the chat saying that Cooper will start, but I'd be really surprised if he didn't play this season. Lamar Miller and Storm Johnson have been getting all of the ink -- and deservedly so -- for their performances in scrimmages this summer, but Cooper is still the team's leading returning rusher, and Randy Shannon has said that if Cooper is healthy, he's going to play this season.

It's obviously going to take some time for Cooper to get into gear. He's got to heal and he has to be hit again, but he's definitely not somebody fans should be forgetting about this season.