Originally Posted by lorimike
Here's what I don't get about this. If Cooley is back healthy then aren't we better off for it ? 3.8 million for a back up TE is a lot but we're under the cap so who cares ? It's the same nonsense I hear as a reason to cut Moss and Gaffney. They are still productive and are light years ahead of Armstrong, Austin etc. Maybe they are overpaid but why cut people still capable of producing so you can keep the cheap guy who can't catch a cold much less 40/50 balls in the NFL ?
As it pertains to Cooley, I agree. This offense isn't so crazy stocked with talent that they can afford to just dump a productive guy because there's a younger body hanging around. Paul will likely be used in very specific matchups and provides coverage at WR should there be a rash of injuries, but that shouldn't mean that Cooley is done.
I think Moss and Gaffney, while still productive, can be considered in a different light because of the additions of Garcon and Morgan who have shown actual ability in the NFL. Dumping Cooley for Paul weakens the team, but that's not as much of a guarantee if Moss and/of Gaffney move on.