Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has never been shy about spending money on aging veterans with baggage, and Redskins tight end Chris Cooley wouldn’t mind seeing Snyder sign another.
Cooley said on NFL.com’s Cover Two Podcast that he thinks Burress will be a great teammate where ever he ends up this season. Cooley also offered an interesting contrast between Plaxico Burress, Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco, saying that of the three, Burress is the one who will be the best to have in a locker room.
“It’s tough when you get guys like T.O. or Chad, who have been what they are in the NFL for so long,” Cooley said. “In my opinion, Plaxico Burress probably is a guy that’s humbled such as Michael Vick was, a lot, in the same situation. If you were going to take a risk on a guy that’s a good player, he’s probably the guy you’re going to take a risk on. He’ll probably step in a locker room, keep his mouth shut, work hard and try to earn his way back into the league the first season.”
From all indications, Cooley is right about Burress’s attitude: He sounds like he’s been genuinely humbled by spending two years in prison, and he’s committed to being a team player for any team that signs him. Burress seems to be in the right place mentally. The biggest question is whether Burress, who will turn 34 in August, will be able to get himself into the right place physically.