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The Washington Redskins made two surprised cuts a day after the roster had to be reduced to 75. The first was the announcement that Graham Gano didn't win the kicking competition with Neil Rackers. Instead he too received the boot and the team brought in Billy Cundiff, formally of the Baltimore Ravens. The Skins also released fan favorite, Chris Cooley, who shouldn't be on the market for long–assuming he's willing to play for another team.
Mike Shanahan stressed that Chris wanted to be a starter in the NFL. Last year, Cooley started the first five games of the season alongside Fred Davis before injuries shut him down. The team no longer believes that he can start for this team; clearly, they like Fred Davis and Niles Paul to be the top two options at tight end, with Logan Paulsen helping out in three tight end packages or in a relief role.
Chris Cooley has spent his entire NFL career with the Redskins. He amassed 4,703 yards and 33 touchdowns in his eight seasons, ...
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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...
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...
Chris Cooley's eight-year run with the Washington Redskins is over. The team let Cooley break the news himself in a sudden, although not shocking press conference Tuesday.
"The Washington Redskins are releasing me today," Cooley said. "This will be my last day as a Redskin. I'm very fortunate to have played for a team and a fan base that have embraced me...
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...
One day after he appeared to win the Washington Redskins kicking
job, Graham Gano is out of work. His replacement is Billy Cundiff,
who spent two days unemployed after getting cut by the Baltimore
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.
On his first full day on the job as the kicker for the Washington Redskins, Billy Cundiff made three of four field goal attempts - and was booed for the one he missed - making him the only first-stringer to do something noteworthy in Wednesday night's 30-3 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Cundiff, signed Tuesday after the Redskins cut Graham Gano, converted from 39, 27 and...