Cooley said he was back at Redskins Park on Thursday but just to clean out his locker.
Chris said that the writing was on the wall for his release. He wasn't expecting it, but he wasn't surprised. He said he was fine with the preseason and the team playing some other players to see what they could do. He also says he doesn't like the "pity-party".
"It's not my funeral. I'm not dying. I'm OK"
Cooley went on to say that he didn't want to play with anyone but the Redskins, but he doesn't get emotional over the Skins aspect of the situation. He said he wants
"I want the deal where the Packers were gonna give Brett Farve $2 Million a year for 10 years not to play for anyone else...I'll just hang out on the sidelines, I'll be the next Sonny Jurgenson around here"
Cooley says the knee is fine and he can play at a high level, which was different from last season when he was hurting. Cooley admits he was another DC case of coming back too early last year. He tried to fight through the pain and it didn't help, just made it linger. He said he should have waited longer, but he convinced everyone that he was ready to play. (And people really want to keep Strasburg pitching?)
"Without a doubt this area has become my home. I have no intention of leaving it. I have no intention of going anywhere. I don't wanna go anywhere else"
He said the only reason he would leave is for monetary reasons. Cooley was very humble and thankful for all the opportunities that the organization gave them. Good stuff. Listen below to the whole interview!