Chris Cooley, back on the Redskins’ roster after being cut prior to the season, joined the Junkies to talk about his return to the team on Tuesday.
In the wake of Fred Davis’ injury, Cooley was signed to a one year contract. He didn’t disclose the exact terms, but he did say that he attempted to negotiate a case of beer into his deal. “I wanted it in writing,” Cooley joked.
After he was cut, Cooley decided to sit out rather than sign with another team, hoping to rejoin the Redskins. In Week 7, he saw his opportunity. “I heard Davis was taking his gloves off, and I said to myself, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m going to be playing this week.’”
Cooley says he’s not holding any grudges against the coaching staff and front office that jettisoned him in training camp this summer. “It just wasn’t working out…I understood what they had to do, the moves they had to make,” Cooley said. “And I was fine with that.”
“I wasn’t putting out what I knew I could put out,” he said of his play last season and in camp. “I was a piece of crap last year. It wasn’t my fault, but I looked like garbage,” Cooley said.
Cooley claimed his injuries are no longer a factor and he’s ready to be a productive member of the Redskins’ offense. “If anyone says I lost a step, they’re crazy because they haven’t seen me run.”
Cooley can’t wait to join RGIII and the Skins’ new-look attack. “I’m excited to be with these guys, this offense is special,” he said.
He was highly complimentary of his rookie quarterback. “He’s barely scratching the surface of what he can do,” Cooley said.
Listen to the entire interview below: