Chris Cooley Retires From Playing Career, Begins Broadcasting

Chris Cooley, the tight end who played his entire nine-year NFL career with the Washington Redskins, has decided to quit playing and start broadcasting.

Cooley will retire from the NFL and join the Redskins’ radio broadcasts, ESPN 980 has announced. We noted last month that Cooley joining the Redskins’ radio broadcasts was a possibility, but at that time Cooley hadn’t formally retired. Now it’s official.

“To add a talent and fan favorite like Chris to our team will add excitement to our broadcast and a level of unpredictability for our listeners,” Chuck Sapienza, Executive Producer for the Redskins Radio Network, said in a statement.

Source: Michael David Smith, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk