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Cooley tried to negotiate beer into new Redskins deal


There’s a reason Chris Cooley was so popular in Washington, and why his comeback triggered a media tour.

Upon his return, Cooley said, among other things, that he tried to get the Redskins to add a special incentive into his contract when he signed to replace the injured Fred Davis.

“Literally, I have text correspondence trying to negotiate a case of beer into my contract,” Cooley told the Sports Junkies on 106.7 FM (via Sarah Kogod of the DC Sports Bog). “They wouldn’t do it. I wanted it in writing so much.”

Whether a “Likely to be consumed” clause would have impacted the Redskins’ salary cap is unclear. We’re trying to get to the bottom of that now.

Cooley also got a laugh out of initial reports that said he’d sign, pending a physical.

“I’ve had so many people text, ‘How’d the physical go?’” he said. “Literally, you go into the training room, and the doctor’s like ‘How are you feeling, man? Good? Good. Okay, you passed.’

“I think it might be different if I went to another team, or somewhere where they don’t know me. The doctor that did it is the doctor that did my knee surgery before. . . . I mean, he knows me. So it’s not up in the air. I’m healthy. My knees not swollen; I’m not overweight. I’m sure if I was a fat slob when I walked in there yesterday, someone would be like, ‘Hey, let’s run a little bit.’ But I’m in good shape right now.”

Of course, if he had gotten what he wanted in the negotiation, it might have been another story.

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33 Responses to “Cooley tried to negotiate beer into new Redskins deal”
  1. davekva72 says: Oct 25, 2012 6:05 PM

    I’m far from a redskins fan, but it is really hard not like Chris Cooley.

  2. fitzmagic1212 says: Oct 25, 2012 6:05 PM

    this guys awesome and makes me want to watch the redskins

  3. prmpft says: Oct 25, 2012 6:07 PM

    that is AWESOME!!!

  4. tgs12d says: Oct 25, 2012 6:07 PM

    Real American Hero

  5. blackandbluedivision says: Oct 25, 2012 6:08 PM

    I’m assuming he had to drive home. How bad would that look if he got a DUI from beer the team provided?

  6. datageek94 says: Oct 25, 2012 6:08 PM

    Now that’s funny!!

    Gotta love a guy with a real sense of humor!

  7. arrogantnation says: Oct 25, 2012 6:10 PM

    Total Frat Move.

  8. r8rsfan says: Oct 25, 2012 6:10 PM

    Pride of Logan High – home of the Grizz. Biggest contributor to the football program.

  9. fuzzynuts55 says: Oct 25, 2012 6:11 PM

    I was totally wrong about him. Love this move!

  10. cfh666 says: Oct 25, 2012 6:15 PM

    I think all that blonde hair dye seeped into his puny brain. Can’t block, runs ok…enjoy your last half year in NFL douche!

  11. stickesabado says: Oct 25, 2012 6:22 PM

    Agreed, Colts fan but I have always liked this guy growing up, good to see him back with the skins’ where he belongs…

  12. pickney1 says: Oct 25, 2012 6:28 PM

    Cant be mad for Cooley wanting to negotiate this into his contract, he had the upper hand and tried to play it.

  13. jwreck says: Oct 25, 2012 6:33 PM

    Classic. Don’t even care if he has a catch this season, just want more Captain Chaos in my life.

  14. rg3andthensome says: Oct 25, 2012 6:36 PM

    He should get what he wants…Give him the beer…I’m sure he would even drink it with the fans after we demolish Steeltown. Go Skins

  15. rdrllldubk says: Oct 25, 2012 7:06 PM

    blackandbluedivision says:
    Oct 25, 2012 6:08 PM
    I’m assuming he had to drive home. How bad would that look if he got a DUI from beer the team provided?

    He couldn’t throw the case in his trunk, go home and get hammerd there?

  16. cmdv8 says: Oct 25, 2012 7:07 PM

    my new favorite tight end

  17. cooklynn17 says: Oct 25, 2012 7:08 PM

    Grow up losers, I like Chris just as much as the next guy, but he is no hero. That honor belongs to the US Military.

    Get it straight.

  18. pottymouth777 says: Oct 25, 2012 7:10 PM

    Pay the man his beer.

  19. heathshuler says: Oct 25, 2012 7:14 PM

    cooley is the man, i wonder what kind of beer it was?

    hope he actually gets to see the field during this second stint, and doesn’t stay stuck behind paulsen and paul. paul has not looked like an nfl-cailber tight end at any point.

  20. farvefromover says: Oct 25, 2012 7:29 PM

    Captain Chaos

  21. rg3enoughsaid says: Oct 25, 2012 7:30 PM

    Awesome to have you back Chris! Ill buy you that beer, anytime. Redskin in my heart for life!

  22. punner0047 says: Oct 25, 2012 7:32 PM

    And that’s another reason he’s loved. Rock on, Cooley!

  23. manassh0le says: Oct 25, 2012 7:52 PM

    This will challenge Fred Davis to get a dime bag in his contract next year.

  24. bobbyb06073 says: Oct 25, 2012 7:55 PM

    Remember, friends don’t let friends drink bad beer….

  25. hovenaut says: Oct 25, 2012 7:59 PM

    Hey, Skins could save on cap space….Cooley showing he’s front office material.

  26. dchillin says: Oct 25, 2012 8:01 PM


  27. mrcogburn says: Oct 25, 2012 8:01 PM

    As drunks are wont to do.

  28. rg3andout says: Oct 25, 2012 8:09 PM

    redskins are happy to have this guy back??? hahah yal are pretty pathetic!!!

  29. sdbolthead612 says: Oct 25, 2012 8:12 PM

    AKA Chris Cooler!

  30. jsrdc says: Oct 25, 2012 8:22 PM

    A sign of the economic times for Cooley….
    He is obviously getting paid the league minimum as a vet, and requested help buying his beer. Snyder has wasted a TON of money in the past on players. He won’t be on the hook for offering a case of beer in a contract to a guy who is well past his prime.

    Seriously though, as a Cowboy fan I despise the 4skins, but I do enjoy the sense of humor from Cooley. I am sure the “hogs” in Washington would love to party with this guy after a game, win or lose, and as we know, the losses will continue to come.

    RG III is a excellent rookie, but he needs help that the rest of the team just can’t give him this year. Skins will be battling it out with Philly for the basement of the NFC East for 2012.

  31. clevername1 says: Oct 25, 2012 9:49 PM

    I’ll bet that there will be cases of beer piled in front of his locker tomorrow…that is if alcohol is allowed into the facility.

  32. bobgriffinforthewin says: Oct 25, 2012 10:24 PM

    @RG3andout, you sir sure do know how to act like a d bag. Captain Chaos can definitely help this team. Paulson is a better in line blocker, Paul has shown anything yet, Cooley can still make plays for this team. I hope Shanny gives him the chance…STOP HATING BECAUSE YOU’RE JELLY THE SKINS GOT THE BEST NFL PROSPECT…WELL….EVER!!!

  33. larryboodry says: Oct 25, 2012 10:31 PM

    I like this guy!

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