According to Tarik El Bashir, Cooley has been released. Sad day!
Yeah, that's a little head-scratching. Oh well.I'm not simply bummed by the fact that Cooley's no longer a Skin. That's bad enough.
But to make it worse, he's cut and not traded ?
So let me get this straight - we got a draft pick in exchange for Kevin Frickin Barnes ?!?!
But we couldn't get anything in a Chris Cooley trade ?!?!
Not 100% sure that's the case BD. Shanahan said there were "lots of options" but released Cooley because he wanted to start somewhere. Maybe he already has another team in mind and plans have already been formed.I think it came down to the money. To trade Cooley would have required a lot of gyrations to lower the cap hit AND find a partner willing to take him.
You can't compare him to Barnes who is not vested and is working for $350K.
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