Redskins vs. Buccaneers: Five questions - Washington Times
Five questions to keep in mind when Washington hosts Tampa Bay in the fourth and final preseason game.
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"Since I’ve been here, I’ve gotten used to winning ugly," Cooley told me back in ‘09. "We’re like Viagra – we always make it hard." And that’s why he’s been such a fan favorite. Forget clichés, Cooley always said what everyone else was thinking. He was a man of the people. A loveable idiot. Someone fans could be proud to cheer for. "I’ve always felt really fortunate that so many people here have liked me," Cooley said. "I’m fortunate to have been given opportunities to excel from Day One. I was starting by the end of training camp as a rookie, which isn’t common. And I think I made the most of it.
The Redskins Blog | Tuesday’s Redskins Practice Video
The Washington Redskins have had little time to relish Saturday’s preseason win over the Indianapolis Colts before getting ready for their next game. Four days after that 30-17 win, the team plays host to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 7 p.m. Wednesday at FedExField in both teams’ preseason finales. The Redskins — with a trimmed roster of just 75 players, compared to 90 the day before — were practicing Tuesday at their Ashburn, Va., facility to prepare for that NFC matchup.
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OPENING KICK | The fourth and final preseason game is boring to some, but not to those who closely follow life on the roster fringes.
Thoughts on Chris Cooley being released | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Of course you hate to see a player who has meant so much to the organization over the years leave, but it was hard to justify keeping him at a cap figure of $6.23 million. Even without the cap penalty that was a pretty unsustainable figure. By releasing him now, the Redskins should save $3.9 million this year, and pay cap hits of $2.33 million this year and $1.83 million next year (a far cry from his $5.75 million he was scheduled to count next year).
It has to be hard for many Redskins fans to read the words "Cooley expendable," but when you’ve seen Art Monk, at the time the NFL’s leading career receiver, shown the door, every player’s expendable. Pro sports, especially the NFL with its paucity of guaranteed contracts, can be very lucrative but also an exceedingly cold "what have you done for me lately?" business.
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Cundiff brings with him several accolades, but one thing that stood out to me was that he set the NFL record for most touchbacks in a season (44) in 2010. Though many point to field goal percentage as the main attribute for a kicker, coaches also look at where their kickers can help in the field-position game, and Cundiff is certainly a standout in that regard.
The quarterback returns to the roster a day after getting cut. He is expected to play in the Redskins’ preseason finale.
In four postseason games, big No. 44 rumbled for 610 yards, including a Super Bowl-record 166 in a 27-17 win over Miami in Super Bowl XVII. In the process, Redskins fans fell in love with the eccentric character who symbolized the lunch-bucket personality of that squad. But in the regular season, Riggo’s numbers were mostly pedestrian – except for one game. On Sept. 19, 1982, he rushed for a regular-season-high 136 yards on a wet, sloppy field drenched by monsoon-like conditions in Tampa.
Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 29, two days before the Redskins cut to 53 players. Game chat starts at 6:30 It’s the Redskins backups vs. the Bucs backups tonight at 7 at FedEx Field. The battle will be on for the handful of roster spots that are still up for grabs.
In the NFL, foot soldiers are an army of one - Washington Times
One day you're celebrating because the competition was released, suggesting that you won the training-camp battle. The next day, you're looking for work because the Redskins signed another team's discard and gave him your job. Such is the life of a kicker.
AUDIO: Mike Shanahan discusses the decision to release Chris Cooley - Washington Times
Shanahan said Cooley will seek out opportunities to be a starter on another team.