While tight end Chris Cooley once again finds himself no longer on the Washington Redskins roster, he still speaks highly of the team and participates in charitable work sponsored by the organization. His latest involvement in the community was reading to students at Glenridge Elementary School.
Cooley was interviewed by different reporters at the elementary school. He discussed his off-season as a free agent and the non-football related opportunities that are in front of him.
He recently spent a month back home in Wyoming doing carpentry in his house, building a shower and making concrete countertops. In addition to that, he stays busy with his art gallery, appropriately named The Cooley Gallery, located in historic Leesburg, VA. An upcoming event at his store is to help out Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA). Cooley is making 400 ceramic dog bowls and donating them to the foundation.
When asked what he will do if another team of interest calls him, Cooley replied, "They're not" he said with a laugh. "Whatever, I have an agent, I know what's going on in the world," he said. There is no doubt he truly wants to play for the Redskins this coming season, but if they do not contact him about a return, that is fine with him as well. "I don't want to play for another team," he said. Cooley went on to explain that he will always be a part of the Redskins because he is part of the community from the way people embraced him as a player.
Cooley said he has a million other things he could do, including some TV involvement or even the possibility of getting some cows and farming on his 600 acres in Wyoming. Regardless of what comes his way, he has a great career to look back on, and that is something to be proud of.
Chris Cooley Reads to Third Graders