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Chris Cooley to Tryout with the New York Giants

A current Redskins employee, Cooley is going to tryout with our division rival.

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Chris Cooley is one of the greatest Redskins in recent history and one of the franchise's top TEs of all-time.  He's also a current radio analyst/Redskins employee.  And now, he's looking to team-up with our divisional foe the New York Giants.

According to ESPN 980 (his current employer and a radio station owned by Dan Snyder), Cooley is on his way to NJ to tryout for the Giants tomorrow.

Chris played with the Redskins his entire career (2004-2012) and was a 2x Pro Bowler ('07 and '08).  At 33, Cooley recently began talking about a possible comeback to the NFL earlier this year.  The Redskins, however, weren't interested.  Neither was the rest of the league... until now.

It's a bit curious that the team to express interest is the Giants.  They have Larry Donnell firmly entrenched as the starter and Daniel Fells is a fine backup.  Their third-stringer, Jerome Cunningham, is currently dealing with a minor knee injury that caused him to miss the Redskins game last Thursday.

UPDATE: Cooley will not be joining the Giants.