Originally written on Redskins Hog Heaven  |  Last updated 8/28/12

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: Chris Cooley #47 of the Washington Redskins tries to elude Chase Blackburn #57 of the New York Giants on September 13, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Chris Cooley once said it would be terrible to play for another team just when the Washington Redskins were getting good again. He wanted to be a Redskins player for life. One of the mysteries of the offseason was whether he had a place on the team and on the salary cap. Head coach Mike Shanahan informed Captain Chaos that Fred Davis would start at right end. Cooley wants to be a starter here, or somewhere. The Redskins are giving him a chance to find a spot somewhere. The Redskins owe him that, but it is hard to watch it unfold. Cooley was the most popular Redskins player before Robert Griffin III's arrival. He won favor by his on-field exploits and off-field personality. Cooley once got a Redskins cheerleader fired for dating him. Then, he married her. See what I mean? Cooooley. Cooley among NFL players was an early adapter of social media with his The Cooley Zone blog that his brother, Tanner, managed for him. Much of that traffic has moved to social media sites like Twitter. ...
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