The Washington Times - March 16, 2009, 09:46PM

Unlike most of his teammates, Chris Cooley lives in Northern Virginia year-round so he has been training at the Park for weeks. However, the Pro Bowl tight end was still happy about the different vibe on Monday for the start of coach Jim Zorn’s second offseason.

“It felt good to be in there and see all the guys today,” Cooley said. “When a football team … progresses usually what happens is that you start to adapt to a new coach, a new scheme. Everyone’s looking for [second-year receivers Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly] to come on and have big years. We need them to have great offseasons. We need those guys to play well for our offense to be successful. I think they’re up to it.”

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