NFL teams are in the midst of trimming their rosters to 53 members by Friday and Redskins tight end Chris Cooley must now count himself among the many who are looking for jobs with other teams after being released by Washington.

Cooley, a nine-year veteran with the squad, was one of the most a popular and productive members of the team.

You can watch video of Cooley’s emotional good-bye below. Of his time in Washington, the tight end stated simply, “It’s been awesome.”

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