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Quick Hits From Wide Receiver Amari Cooper's Wednesday Press Conference


Wide Receiver Amari Cooper

After the Oakland Raiders finished up their second day of Minicamp, wide receiver Amari Cooper spoke with the assembled media.

Here are the highlights from his press conference.

Cooper is more comfortable in Year 2 than he was as a rookie.

"Yeah, I'm a lot more comfortable. I feel like I have a great feel of what it's like to be a pro. I like my progress so far."

He also spoke about the growing chemistry between him and quarterback Derek Carr.

"It's comfort. I know with every route that I run, I know where Derek wants to go with the ball. I know how he wants to throw it. That will be the best words to describe it. It's been a process, definitely. It doesn't happen overnight. It's communicating because you can't run every route in one day. It's just communicating and getting to know him and how he wants to throw the ball and things like that."

**Cooper is also coming out of his shell more in 2016.


"Probably just being around the guys for a longer amount of time. I've never been the type of person who just walks into a building or a place that I've never been before and just be this outspoken person. I just like to chill out first. See how things are going."

The Pro Bowl experience was a valuable one for the young wide receiver.

"It was a really, really fun and great experience. I got to talk to some of the veterans on other teams who I really admire and look up to, guys like Adrian Peterson, and they gave me a lot of great advice."

Cooper and cornerback Sean Smith continually challenge each other at practice.

"It's a great experience. He's a really talented player, but he's really smart. It's kind of like a chess game out there. It's fun."

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