July 16, 2013 |
Chris Cooley joined the Washington Redskins ' radio broadcasting team Tuesday, effectively ending his career as an NFL player but preserving the link between one of the team's most popular players and its legions of fans. "I'm pumped," Cooley said in a telephone interview. "This is a great deal for me. I really want this job, and I want to do it for a long time. " Cooley, 31, ends his playing career after nine seasons — all with the Redskins. He was released in training camp prior to last season,...
October 25, 2012 |
You pull into the driveway of the stone mansion off a gravel road in Leesburg at 6:59 a.m. Wednesday morning. The garage is open. A light flickers on inside the kitchen. Chewy and Moose, the adopted mutts, scamper out to do their business. Two cats nuzzle against your leg, begging for attention. "What's up?" Chris Cooley says, stretching his arms out, yawning. He's been getting up at 8 a.m., but it was 7 today because he has to be at work by 8 a.m. — going back to his old job at an Ashburn...
October 25, 2011 |
A Washington Redskins team in desperate need of more weapons instead has lost another key offensive component. For the second time in three years, tight end Chris Cooley's season will end early due to injury. The Redskins announced Tuesday that Cooley, an eight-year veteran, had become Washington's third offensive starter in two weeks to join the season-ending injured reserve list. The Redskins also have lost guard Kory Lichtensteiger and running back Tim Hightower to ACL tears.
September 22, 2011 |
Chris Cooley finished up his workday at Redskins Park earlier this week, showered, changed and wandered into the film room. He wanted to compare that afternoon's practice to one a couple of weeks earlier. The eighth-year tight end knew he felt different — though his ailing left knee was certainly sore — but he needed to see the visual evidence. While Cooley has waited for his knee to fully recover, his friend and teammate Fred Davis has quickly emerged as the team's leading receiver with 191 yards on 11...
April 7, 2011 |
On South King St. in Leesburg, the shop front reads, "The Cooley Gallery. " Kiln-fired vases, bowls and mugs, all signed and bearing a small No. 47 insignia, sit atop a small table in the showroom window. Handmade jewelry and pastoral oil paintings of Wyoming, some the work of a certain Pro Bowl tight end, can also be purchased inside — along with an autographed jersey if you like. When the owner of the gallery is not here, he is said to be out jogging five miles with his wife to the soundtrack of the first...
August 28, 2012 |
The Washington Redskins cut ties with one of the most productive and popular players in their history Tuesday when they released tight end Chris Cooley . Cooley said an emotional goodbye to the Redskins after eight seasons with a team that failed to recapture the glory of its past even as he carved a niche as a beloved player who squeezed the most out of his ability. Cooley caught more passes than any other tight end who has played for the franchise and was a charismatic figure who...