Free agent TE Chris Cooley said that he’s “literally begging” for another opportunity in the NFL during an interview with ESPN 980 on Monday.
According to Cooley, there are three or four people involved with the Redskins who would like to see the deal get done.
“[T]here’s a lot of people [who work for the team] that do want to do this,” Cooley said, via the Washington Post.
Cooley added that he’s convinced he’ll be playing for a team at some point this year.
“I’m going to play for someone this year. I’m going to get an opportunity. I personally know [that] for a fact,” Cooley said.
In regards to what it would take for a deal to get done, Cooley listed a few concessions he’s currently offering including:
- The team wouldn’t have to publicly acknowledge he was working out.
- He would take the veteran minimum with no bonuses or incentives.
- He would agree not to take a dollar if he goes on the injured reserve.
- He would not enforce his right to termination pay if he was cut after week one.
- He would give up a roster spot midseason if needed, with an assurance that he wouldn’t go elsewhere and would later re-sign with the Redskins if they needed him.
- He would host regular mentoring sessions at his home or Redskins Park for the team’s young tight ends.
- He would give $50,000 of his salary to charity.
- Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the Cardinals have free agent S Anthony Walters in town for a physical on Tuesday.
- Colts signed WR L.T. Smith.
- Colts waived WR Tyler Rutenbeck.
Todd Archer reports that Cowboys first-round pick Byron Jones will get a second opinion on his left shoulder that was injured during Sunday’s practice.
“Obviously we’ve got a lot invested there and we want to make sure we do it right,” Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said of the situation.
- Curtis Crabtree of Pro Football Talk reports that the Seahawks are expected to sign former Kansas State QB Jake Waters on Tuesday.