Former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley is working towards a possible NFL comeback at the age of 33. He’s already gotten down to his normal weight of 250 after gaining some pounds while not playing over the past two years.
“I feel [bleeping] awesome,” he said, per Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post.
Cooley believes he could make an NFL roster.
“If I went to camp, I could be anybody’s third tight end, worst case,” he said. “I have no doubt. Any team in the NFL, I could be their third tight end. There’s not a question in my mind.”
Cooley admitted on the radio that he wants to play again.
“So I’ll just say that I want to” play again, he said on the radio a few weeks back. “There aren’t the competitive challenges and the competitive accomplishments to be achieved in [every] job, the feeling of going crazy because you’ve worked to achieve something. And if you think you only have a couple more [chances], why wouldn’t you do it?”
“I would actually just love to go run around and play,” he said. “Two years ago, had I gone somewhere and it didn’t work out, I would have had my feelings hurt. And now, I think it would just be fun.”
Cooley was asked if there’s a greater than zero percent chance that he’ll work out for an NFL team.
“I think so,” he said. “But that doesn’t depend on me.”
Sounds great, but Cooley was pretty washed up back in 2012.