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Chris Cooley is a favorite among Washington Redskins fans, and stories like this make it easy to see why.
Cooley was released by the Skins in August, and he was so loyal to the team he refused to sign a contract anywhere else. His patience paid off when Washington’s starting tight end, Fred Davis, was lost for the season with an Achilles’ injury. The Redskins re-signed Cooley this week, and the ninth-year veteran tight end says he tried negotiating a case of beer into his latest contract.
“Literally, I have text correspondence trying to negotiate a case of beer into my contract. They wouldn’t do it. I wanted it in writing so much,” Cooley told our friends The Sports Junkies on 106.7 FM in Washington D.C. (via Sarah Kogod at The Washington Post).
Cooley also admitted to The Junkies that his play last season wasn’t up to par, and he says it was because of his knee injury.
“I wasn’t putting out what I knew I could put out,” he said of his play last season and in camp. “I was a piece...
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Out: WR Pierre Garcon (foot), S Brandon Meriweather (knee)
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