Cooper Competes For Bengals Roster Spot | 10th Year Seniors
by RENALDO DORSETT Alex Cooper's NFL career began in earnest this weekend with his appearance in the first preseason contest of the year for the Cincinnati Bengals. Cooper and the Bengals fell to the Minnesota Vikings, 17-16 Friday night at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio in the preseason debut for both teams. "Just want to say thanks to everyone that showed me support yesterday for my first NFL game. God has been very good to me #whodey #242 #NFL" Cooper posted on social media. The Bengals offence produced 339 total yards, including 249 through the air and 90 on the ground at 5.1 yards per play. It was the first game back for starting quarterback Andy Dalton, who last played December 13 before he was sidelined for the postseason with a broken thumb. Cincinnati will return to the field for the second week of preseason football this Thursday when they face the Detroit Lions. Heading into camp, the Bengals fielded 14 offensive