The Redskins released Chris Cooley just now. My personal history with Cooley — editing him at Yahoo! Sports, beating him in the Mottram-Cooley throw-off, etc. — aside, it’s safe to say he was one of the best Skins of the past 20 years. He certainly was a fan favorite.
He’ll be missed, and, if his playing days are over, he has an awesome broadcast career ahead of him, should he want it. I hope it’s in the D.C. market that loves him so. I also hope Fred Davis stays away from that reefer.
Update: Here’s video of Cooley’s goodbye press conference.