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You're Going to Want to Root For Mariel Cooper, the Newest Member of the Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins newest player, Mariel Cooper, joins The Audible.

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On this segment of The Audible, we welcome Mariel Cooper to the NFL on behalf of Hogs Haven. Sure, he was signed less than 24 hours ago. Sure, the odds are not historically on the side of the 90th guy signed to the team.

Just listen to him talk about football, and the way he has channeled personal loss into motivation on the field. He is the kind of man you can be proud to root for; the kind of person McLovin is on the hunt for year-round.

We had a lot of fun getting to know Mariel, and we think you will enjoy hearing his story, in his words.

Thanks for listening.

Look for Mariel Cooper to be featured on season three of NFL Network's "Undrafted." His episode won't air until September, but here is the promo: