May 21, 2012; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis (83) walks on the field with Redskins tight end Chris Cooley (47) during organized team activities at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

Will they make the team?


 

Two dimming stars on the Washington Redskins are both in trouble this off-season. Both Chris Cooley and Santana Moss are coming off of very unproductive seasons. These veterans are definitely fan favorites and are well respected in the Redskins’ community. However, Cooley and Moss will need to EARN their spot on the 2012 roster. With the addition of several high-profile Wide Receivers and the emergence of Fred Davis, there may not be a place for these two signature players. Looking at Cooley and Moss’ performance over the past few years, combined with injury concerns and salary it would not be a surprise if they do not make the final roster.

Coach Shanahan spoke with both Cooley and Moss on multiple occasions to discuss what may have to happen for them to make the team. In off-season workouts, Moss has been performing exceptionally well and even lost weight to improve his speed. Cooley has also been showing progress as he recovers from his injury.

Also, since Shanahan took over before the 2010 season, the Redskins have cut 150 players, and only one of those players — San Francisco’s Carlos Rogers — is currently starting for another team. Let’s hope Cooley and Moss are added to that statistic.

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