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Whenever a fan-favorite player leaves the Redskins or gets put on IR or whatever, it immediately becomes time to properly identify that person’s place in the Best Redskins Of [Time Period] list. Which is why the news that Chris Cooley’s season was over led directly to a “Favorite Redskins Player Of The 2000’s” poll over on Hogs Haven; the image above gives the standings as of whenever I took that screenshot.
Without taking anything away from these players, all of whom deserve accolades and have earned the support of fans, here’s how I interpret each of these results:
Sean Taylor: He’s the one Redskins player of the last decade who never had the chance to really disappoint the fans. An exciting, amazing player who died while his career was still on the climb, so fan imagination extrapolates that slope into infinity.
Chris Cooley: The sorts of people who vote in blog polls really like the sort of player who blogs.
London Fletcher: He’s the one living Redskins player of the last dec...
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BANISHED FROM THE BELTWAY
After being placed on season-ending injured reserve for the second time in three seasons, rumors are swirling in D.C. that the veteran tight end might have played his last snap for the team.
Chris Cooley‘s injury-riddled season isn’t the only thing that’s finished — his career in Washington may be, too.
Chris Russell of ESPN 980 spoke to people “inside the organization” that told him Cooley “most likely” has played his last snap at tight end for the Redskins.
Although Russell cautions that it’s “far from absolute certain to happen,” the move would...
Redskins tight end Chris Cooley said he is a “casualty of the [NFL] lockout.” Cooley says he needed time with trainers in the off-season to rehabilitate his surgically-repaired knee at the team facility. Obviously no player could talk to any staff during the lockout. Peyton Manning said something along the same lines when he ended up getting neck surgery to end his season...
Chris Cooley could never get out of the gates this season for the Washington Redskins. The star tight end seemed injured from Day 1. Now it’s official: Chris Cooley is out for the rest of the 2011 NFL season.
Chris Cooley had knee surgery in the offseason but due to the NFL lockout, he didn’t have medical help when recovering. The Redskins Pro Bowler pointed to the lockout as...
Perhaps it just seems this way, but it feels like the NFL has had more significant injuries than usual this season. At least one impact player — such as Jamaal Charles, Kenny Britt, or Tim Hightower — seems to go down with a season-ending injury per week. Others like Peyton Manning were not able to [...]
ASHBURN, Va. - The NFL has made Chris Cooley a millionaire many times over. During the NFL lockout, when he was...
Hot News for TE Chris Cooley
When a player gets injured and people start whispering about his possible departure from the team, that player usually goes on a public relations campaign, professing his loyalty to his current team and fan base.
When Chris Cooley does it, it’s not PR. It’s real and believable and exactly the reason why Cooley will always be a fan favorite here in D.C.
Cooley addressed the...
Redskins tight end Chris Cooley was placed on injured reserve this week, and he blames the lockout for his lost season.
The Washington Redskins placed tight end Chris Cooley on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday.
The Washington Redskins have placed both running back Tim Hightower and tight end Chris Cooley on season ending injured reserve. Hightower suffered a torn ACL this past Sunday and Cooley underwent surgery on his shattered finger, which has now wiped his season out prematurely as well. The Redskins will be in good hands at the tight [...]