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Chris Cooley | Tight End | #47

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/11/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 243
College: Utah State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (81) / WAS
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Free agent TE Chris Cooley will work out for the Giants on Tuesday.
It's a deeply bizarre move. Now 33, Cooley hasn't played since 2012. We have a hard time believing he'd make any NFL team better at this point. We don't expect Cooley to get a contract. Mon, Sep 28, 2015 04:14:00 PM

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Free agent TE Chris Cooley admitted he is "literally begging" to be signed by the Redskins.

Cooley played nine seasons with the Redskins, but he has not played since 2012 and spent the last two seasons in the commentary booth. Cooley's agent presented Washington with an extremely favorable contract, but despite their current tight end woes, GM Scot McCloughan said the team is "not going there." Cooley is confident he will play somewhere this season, but at this point it seems unlikely.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 09:39:00 AM

Ex-Redskins TE Chris Cooley admits he may have to wait until after Week 1 to make his comeback.

It makes sense. Cooley hasn't played since 2012 and veterans who are on rosters for Week 1 get their salary guaranteed. The 33-year-old has drawn known interest from the Cardinals and is willing to come in as a team's No. 3 tight end.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 07:24:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cardinals have expressed interest in free agent TE Chris Cooley.

Cooley, 33, recently started thinking about making a comeback after not having played a down in the league since the 2012 season. He said he simply missed playing the game and got himself back into football shape. Cooley is willing to be the No. 3 tight end on a team and earn his keep on special teams.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 03:22:00 PM

Former Redskins TE and current Washington D.C. radio host Chris Cooley has had conversations "with an out-of-town NFL offensive coordinator" about playing again.

Cooley, who turned 33 ten days ago, sort of just walked away from the game after the 2012 season and hopped into the radio booth to call Redskins games. As he puts it, the Redskins didn't want him back, and he didn't want to don another team's uniform. He now says he'd at least be open to the idea after getting himself back into football shape and thinks there's a chance he'll get a free-agent workout. He's played under current OCs Bill Lazor, Bills Musgrave and Kyle Shanahan.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 01:20:00 PM

Longtime Redskins TE Chris Cooley is retiring from football.

Cooley will join the Redskins' radio booth after spending his entire nine-year career with the team. A two-time Pro Bowler, Cooley retires with 429 catches for 4,711 yards and 33 touchdowns across 116 career games. His best season was 2008, where he turned in an 83/849/1 line. Cooley is only 31, but caught just nine passes across 13 games the past two seasons. He goes down as one of the better pass-catchers in Redskins history.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 01:38:00 PM

The Washington Post says it appears the Redskins have moved on from free agent TE Chris Cooley.

As of last month, Cooley hadn't heard from the Redskins. They also gave rookie RB Jawan Jamison his No. 47 jersey. Cooley was on the street last season until Fred Davis popped his Achilles' tendon in Week 7.
Tue, May 14, 2013 12:04:00 PM

Free agent Chris Cooley has yet to hear from the Redskins, but isn't interested in playing for other teams.

"I have no clue (if I'll be back), but you can ask (GM) Bruce Allen or (coach) Mike Shanahan," Cooley said Tuesday. Allen said in March that Cooley was drawing interest from other teams, but it's apparently not reciprocal. The most likely scenario could be a repeat of 2012, where Cooley remained on the street until a need arose for the Redskins.
Source: WUSA9.com
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 06:24:00 PM

Redskins GM Bruce Allen says free agent Chris Cooley is drawing interest from other teams.

"He might decide to play for another team," Allen said. Cooley could "eventually" re-sign with the Redskins, but Allen is unsure of when. Just about out of gas, Cooley's primary selling point could be veteran leadership in training camp.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 08:12:00 PM

Free agent TE Chris Cooley does not have plans to retire.

Cooley latched on with the Redskins for the final eight games of last season, but caught just one pass in a bit role. His tank is just about on empty at age 30, but he doesn't want to hang it up. "We'll see what happens in the spring," he said. "There's always that situation of staying in good shape and being a guy that's around sometime halfway through the year. I've known a lot of guys that have done it."
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 01:36:00 PM

According to the Washington Examiner, it's "hard to imagine" the Redskins re-signing free agent Chris Cooley.

Cooley played just 93 snaps after re-signing in Week 8, and appeared to be on his last legs. It wouldn't be surprising if Cooley opts to retire as opposed to peddling his wares on the open market.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 03:27:00 PM

Chris Cooley has not caught a pass since the Redskins re-signed him prior to Week 8.

Logan Paulsen is Washington's every-down tight end, and Cooley is the third-stringer behind Paulsen and Niles Paul. "I’m excited to be here," Cooley insisted. "I’m excited to have a chance to play if that chance comes." The 30-year-old tight end played only three snaps of offense on Thanksgiving Day.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 04:10:00 PM

Chris Cooley played on just 10 snaps in the Week 9 loss to the Panthers.

Cooley hasn't had an impact since getting re-signed prior to Week 8. He's played a total of 29 snaps in two games and has no catches on two targets. The Redskins are leaning heavily on Logan Paulsen, who has played on 135 of a possible 140 snaps over the last two weeks.
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 10:04:00 AM

Chris Cooley had no catches on one target while making his 2012 debut in Sunday's Week 8 loss to the Steelers.

Cooley was on the field in two-tight end sets, but Logan Paulsen was the man when the Redskins went with one tight end. Cooley spent most of his time blocking and is far off the fantasy radar.
Mon, Oct 29, 2012 09:42:00 AM

Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan indicated Chris Cooley will not replace Fred Davis in the starting lineup.

The plan is to use a combination of Cooley, Logan Paulsen, and Niles Paul, depending on personnel packages. According to the Washington Examiner, Cooley "clearly had lost a step" before the Redskins cut him in September. He's not a recommended waiver pickup this week and will likely be outproduced by Paulsen, whom Shanahan says is a "legit tight end now."
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 03:37:00 PM

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