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Redskins, Chris Cooley meeting next week

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During the emotional press conference announcing his release from the Redskins, tight end Chris Cooley was careful to say that it was his last day with the team “for now.”

That suggested the possibility of a return to Washington at a salary well below the $3.8 million he was scheduled to make this season. There’s some more fuel on that fire Friday after Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen said that the team has been talking to Cooley since he got dropped near the end of August.

“Yes, absolutely that door is still open,” Allen said, via the team’s Twitter account. “We have a meeting next week.”

The timing works out a little better for the Redskins than Cooley. By waiting until after Week One, the Redskins won’t need to guarantee Cooley’s salary for the entire season although their desire to bring him back suggests that the problem was his salary and not his ability to still contribute to the team. Cooley’s had time to get a sense of what kind of market there is for his services, which he can use to negotiate his way back to familiar surroundings in D.C.

There’s plenty of other teams who might like to avail themselves of the non-guaranteed salary, especially if they lose a key tight end this weekend, so it’s early to start rewriting Cooley’s name onto the Redskins roster. It wouldn’t be surprising if it still winds up happening, though.

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13 Responses to “Redskins, Chris Cooley meeting next week”
  1. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 7, 2012 2:04 PM

    Nice. He’s a great Redskin and for a low price I’d gladly accept him back.

  2. nickster31 says: Sep 7, 2012 2:06 PM

    You mean to tell me the Patriots haven’t brought him in for a try out yet?


  3. boltfansmith says: Sep 7, 2012 2:12 PM

    Was a stud before his injuries..

  4. k0mbucha says: Sep 7, 2012 2:22 PM

    voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 7, 2012 2:04 PM

    Nice. He’s a great Redskin and for a low price I’d gladly accept him back.

    I agree 100% funny how the media and the haters were dogging the move to release the high salary Cooley had. Can’t wait for him to resign with the Skins as Cooley’s asset as a good player and person cannot be measured.

  5. skeebo80 says: Sep 7, 2012 2:22 PM

    How sad!

  6. Canned Heat says: Sep 7, 2012 3:39 PM

    Green bay should get a look at him in the event Jermichael Finley has a case of greasy hands again this year.

  7. larrydavid7000 says: Sep 7, 2012 3:47 PM

    Welcome Back.

  8. flankerright says: Sep 7, 2012 3:54 PM

    I would love to see Cooley back as a skin, I refuse to update my madden 13 roster because I dont want to get rid of Cooley. I did find it interesting that Cooley was acting as his own agent. Not a good idea with the way teams treat players these days. I am pretty sure he was more worried about learning the playbook than looking at the legal yada yada yada that makes up CBA…

  9. bluefunk72 says: Sep 7, 2012 4:37 PM

    Giants! Snatch him up! NOW!!!!!

  10. jwreck says: Sep 7, 2012 4:39 PM

    I’ll drink to that.

  11. realdealsteel says: Sep 7, 2012 4:43 PM

    Stupid. Why bring back someone who can’t play any more? This is football. It’s the nature of the game when a guy can’t play any more, he gets released.

  12. wtfredskinsftw says: Sep 7, 2012 10:05 PM

    i think his salery this year was going to be 6.7 Mil. not 3.8. nice move, everybody loves Cooley and he can still be productive and knows the offense but even Cooley understood that you can”t pay a backup TE that kind of cheeze. Fred Davis is the starter but with a rookie QB there will be a lot of 2 TE sets for blocking and because TE”s are a rookie QB”s best friend {saftey outlet coming accross in the flat for a dump-off}. HTTR
    i really do hope we can get him back CC47 HAIL!

  13. commonsensedude says: Sep 8, 2012 8:30 PM

    Hoping that he comes back home to the ‘Skins. He’s a good guy and a good player and he’s still got something in the tank.

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