As alluded to earlier this week by riveting Redskins Gab editor Rajan Nanavati, tight end Chris Cooley could be done as a Redskin.
According to Chris Russell of ESPN980 in Washington, it could be true that Cooley will not be brought back next season in the Nation’s Capital.
People inside the Redskins organization quietly say that is the most likely scenario.
Rich Campbell of the Washington Times reports that according to a source with knowledge of Cooley’s contract, the Redskins would save approximately $2 million against the 2012 salary cap by releasing him before June 1 and $3.8 million if they released him after that date.
The Redskins would incur a 2012 salary cap hit of $4.16 million if they released him before he earns his $100,000 offseason workout bonus in the spring. The dead money would be $4.26 million if they released him after he earned the bonus but before June 1. Cooley would be off the 2013 books in that scenario.