Amari Cooper is putting his comfortable NFL salary to good use.
The Raiders’ third-year wide receiver thanked his mother, Michelle Greene, for her years of sacrifice and dedication throughout his playing years by gifting her with a new car and house.
I grew up in the projects, we didn’t even own a car, the photo caption reads. The whole story is way too long and melancholic, but just know a dream can go a long way if it’s followed by faith and hard work. It took us 20+ years but now my mother has the house and car of her dreams. You deserve it mama, I love you.
Cooper was selected by Oakland with the No. 4 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and went on to earn consecutive Pro Bowl selections in his first two seasons.
Kaepernick’s wait for employment has been well-chronicled and Griffin’s less so, but either would provide a veteran hand behind the durable Wilson, who has never missed a game in his five-year NFL career.
Rookie Trevone Boykin was Wilson’s backup last year after signing as an undrafted free agent and ended up seeing action in five games. He was arrested twice in the span of just over a week earlier this spring, first on March 27 for public intoxication and marijuana possession and later because that arrest was a violation of his probation from a December 2015 incident while he was at TCU.