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Chris Cooley was the longest tenured Redskin and is their all-time leading receiver as a tight end, but all good things come to an end. The Redskins cut the 2004 3rd round pick, who has caught 428 passes for 4703 yards and 33 touchdowns over the course of 8 seasons for them. The writing appeared to be on the wall for Cooley all offseason as he missed most of last season with injury and only caught 8 passes. He lost his starting job to Fred Davis and was owed 3.85 million in salary and counted for 6.23 million against the cap (3rd highest on the team). Never one to be mistaken for a good blocker, Cooley’s explosiveness as a receiver is also mostly gone at this point in his career.
His only chance to make the roster was as an h-back/fullback type at a reduced rate, but Cooley was apparently not willing to take a pay cut because he still felt he could start somewhere in the league. Even only heading into his age 30 season, it’s unlikely someone would sign him to be a starter, especiall...
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Chris Cooley has been a popular figure in his eight-year tenure with the Washington Redskins, capturing the hearts of their fans while contributing as a dangerous and versatile presence from the tight end position.
Cooley became one of the most dominant—and yet underrated—receiving tight ends in the NFL. He recorded at least 700 receiving yards in five seasons between 2005 and...
After starting at tight end for the Washington Redskins for the past eight years, the team has moved on from Chris Cooley. The Redskins officially annouced his release on Tuesday.This move doesn't come as a surprise to many with 2008 second round pick Fred Davis finally earning a starting role with his impressive production a season ago. Despite missing the final four games of...
Chris Cooley stepped up to the podium this afternoon to announce his release from the Washington Redskins.
His departure marks the end of an era in Washington. Not that it was was such a great era, mind you, but Cooley did everything in his power to make it better. He produced on the field as much as he has engaged his fans off of it.
Cooley was one of the precious few to have...
During a press conference at Redskins Park, tight end Chris Cooley announced that he’s being released by the Washington Redskins.
Cooley: “The Washington #Redskins are releasing me today. This will be my last day as a Redskin.”
— Redskins (@Redskins) August 28, 2012
Cooley: “Im very fortunate to have played for a team and a fan base that have embraced me like they...
The news came out today that the Washington Redskins have released long time and former Pro-Bowl tight end Chris Cooley. I think that Cooley would be an amazing addition to the team, and I’ll detail why here in a moment.
One thing that makes any situation like this easier is that the Colts have the first crack at any player placed on waivers thanks to their 2-14 record in 2011...
Redskins Waive Chris Cooley Today
Over the past 8 years, Chris Cooley has been one of DC’s favorite athletes. Whether it was giving us a look into the life of an NFL player through his blog, inviting anyone to his art gallery for beers and music every first Friday, or genuinely just being an average guy amidst his celebrity status, he was always making himself within arm’s...
The Skins released Chris Cooley today. We were pretty big fans. Here are 47 reasons why:
1. He wore short shorts in practice.
2. He wore short shorts over long tights in practice.
3. He was drafted by Joe Gibbs, who’s “queer” for tight ends.
4. He left his car running for nine hours while attending a hockey game.
5. He and his brother competed in (and lost) the Mottram-Cooley...
Now that the Monday 4 p.m. deadline has come and gone for all 32 NFL teams to trim rosters down to the maximum 75 layer limit, we can look at some veteran names that are available that could help the New York Jets. Two of the available vets are tight end Chris Cooley, formerly of the Washington Redskins, and wide receiver Jabar Gaffney, of the New England Patriots.