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Should Chris Cooley get more snaps at fullback?

Chris Cooley is full of surprises: he was once listed as the Redskins’ backup punter, he loves pottery, he’s been pulled over by cops while doing a live radio interview and he suffered a serious knee injury when a teammate’s wife kicked him in a limo.

Sunday we saw Cooley’s latest wrinkle: He lined up at fullback, with starter Darrel Young and backup Mike Sellers nursing injuries.

I’m intrigued by the options Cooley at fullback gives the Redskins on passing plays, but can’t say I’m sold on him as a ballcarrier. Sunday Cooley ran for a three-yard gain, and was later stopped for a one-yard loss.

Now the eight-year veteran is actually lobbying for more snaps at fullback.

Coach Mike Shanahan praised Cooley’s play, and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and tight ends coach Sean McVay were also pleased. According to Cooley, running backs coach Bobby Turner was more critical.

Where do you stand on Cooley at fullback? A clever innovation, or a gimmick that should be retired? — Matt McFarland

 
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