Chris Cooley willing to take any role to stay with Redskins

AP

With Fred Davis emerging at tight end for the Redskins and his 2011 season ruined by injury, Chris Cooley knows that he isn’t going to be playing his familiar role for the Redskins this season.

He seems to be fine with that development, as evidenced by his willingness to play fullback in the team’s preseason opener because they were short on healthy bodies at the position. Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that the plan is to use Cooley in small doses this season to maximize his effectiveness without jeopardizing his health.

“I absolutely can be happy with any role on this team,” Cooley said. “The Washington Redskins have played a huge part in my life. I daily feel like I want to do anything I can do for this team. I owe this organization a lot. The only thing I want to do is win. I want to win on this team. That’s the only thing I haven’t been able to do.”

We will likely find out if Cooley is willing to put his money where his mouth is when it comes to doing whatever it takes to remain in Washington. Cooley is set to make $3.8 million this season, which is quite a bit for a player who is going to be used in small doses. A pay cut seems like an inevitability if Cooley is going to stay with the Redskins through the rest of 2012.

18 responses to “Chris Cooley willing to take any role to stay with Redskins

  1. C.C. is still a good strong tough kid from the mid-west who can play football. the fact that he’s being religated to a smaller role says alot about the depth of talent my young redskins team has.

  2. At this point, I’d tell him he can stay if he’s willing to take a pay cut. His skill will only decrease and we can find better people to do his job. I appreciate everything he’s done and he’ll be going into the ring of honor at FedEx, but if he really loves this franchise, he’ll do us the favor of a paycut. HTTR.

  3. This dude is a real team player and deserves to stay around to share some of this team’s success in the near future. If healthy, he and davis could be a nightmare for opposing defenses.

  4. Same guy who came off a little arrogant when trade rumors cropped up about him possibly going to Cleveland. I guess he just wanted to stay in DC instead of being traded to the Browns or any other team. Decent player, saw him succeeding more than Davis a few years ago. Probably going to need a salary cut to stick around. How does Cleveland look now? Just checking….

  5. His role as head fart-sniffer has never been in doubt, at least not in my mind. He cemented that one when he dyed his hair chicken-fat yellow>

  6. municrew says:
    Aug 17, 2012 11:45 AM
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    Cleveland looks like the same big brown puddle of mud it has always been brother. You enjoy your 40 year old QB and we’ll enjoy our Phenom, Nationally loved RGIII brother.

  7. he can hold rg3 gym bag or ankles while hes doing sit ups. its over man go to the giants they like players who are at the end. bennet will give them a headache soon enough

  8. “its over man go to the giants they like players who are at the end.”

    Yeah, they’ll never win anything.

  9. Hey I’m a Cowboys fan, but I’ll be the first one to say that CC has always been a hard nosed TE when he’s healthy. If he plays for the minimum, I’m sure he’ll stay on the team.

  10. why does “A pay cut seems like an inevitability if Cooley is going to stay with the Redskins through the rest of 2012.” when the redskins have about $4M in cap space right now?

  11. I love this guy. Cooley is a true team player and a true Redskin. Most “stars” would whine and complain but not Cooley. Stand up guy for sure. Hail!

  12. hollywoodhulkhogansays says: Aug 17, 2012 11:21 AM

    … I’d tell him he can stay if he’s willing to take a pay cut.. if he really loves this franchise, he’ll do us the favor of a paycut. HTTR.
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    Cooley has stated several times publicly that he is willing to take a pay cut to stay with the team. It’s hard to imagine the Redskins without Cooley, and the DC area would be devastated by his departure, but at this point, making the team is more about being one of the 53 most valuable players in camp, rather than a cap room issue.
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    municrew says: Aug 17, 2012 11:45 AM
    Same guy who came off a little arrogant when trade rumors cropped up about him possibly going to Cleveland… Probably going to need a salary cut to stick around. How does Cleveland look now? Just checking….
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    What exactly do you need to check? It isn’t like he would have magically avoided developing knee problems if he had played for Cleveland. To say nothing of Griffin or Weeden, on top of that, it sounds kind of like he would be playing for a small market team with a fan base that doesn’t know him; instead of being the fan favorite of the second richest franchise in the NFL, raising his family one of the nicest areas in the country. To cap it all off, for years Cooley has been saying that he will never play for a team besides the Redskins. He’s financially set; and once they cut him, he’s done. One has to hope that that promise doesn’t exclude him from being a color commentator however, that could be a lot of fun.

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