Cooley believes in young Redskins wide receivers

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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.”

- David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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