November 4, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins former quarterback Mark Rypien (left) shakes hands with Redskins tight end Chris Cooley (47) during player introductions prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at FedEx Field. The Panthers won 21-13. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Cooley Will Work on Redskins Radio; Possibly Retire

Apparently, former Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley didn’t feel the need to officially retire from the National Football League before accepting full-time employment elsewhere.

Cooley has accepted, according to the Redskins Radio Network, a position as an analyst that will begin before the season commences in the Fall. It was a virtual certainty that Cooley wouldn’t be playing for Washington this season, but there were reports circling that he may be trying to latch on with a different team prior to this announcement.

In his career, Cooley caught 429 passes for 4,711 yards and 33 touchdowns while being selected to two Pro Bowl teams. At one point, he was considered one of the upper-echelon players at the tight end position in the sport, and he had 5 seasons with 700+ receiving yards in his career. Fortunately, it seems as if Cooley has found an avenue to showcase his considerable personality, and he should succeed in a major way in the media, provided he stays true to the image that he reflected during his playing career.

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