Washington Redskins Tight End Chris Cooley joined “The Sports Junkies” on 106.7 The Fan this morning before tonight’s preseason game against the Steelers.
Cooley is not playing tonight. He’s sitting out with a knee injury stemming from a Meniscus Tear he suffered in 2005. The trouble right now it’s just some irritation and swelling that’s bothering him following surgery he had on the knee at the end of last season.
Cooley says that sitting out is precautionary and that if tonight’s game was Week 1 against the Giants, he’d be in the game. “I can absolutely play. I can practice. I’ve been practicing on and off,” said Cooley. “For me, I hate not being on the field and I hate not being able to practice with the guys”.
An awkward revelation that Cooley’s agent died and Chris negotiated his own contract with Dan Snyder and is incentive-less.
Cooley says that Rex Grossman will be starting tonight, but the Skins plan to take a long look at Kellen Clemons and see how much he’s grasped the playbook.
During Cooley’s talk with The Sports Junkies, he said his main goal is to be a part of a Super Bowl team in DC. He doesn’t know how many career catches he has or touchdown receptions, but being able to turn the Redskins around in the right direction and be a part of a Super Bowl team is his ultimate career goal.
Listen to the full Chris Cooley interview: