Rivera: Redskins chased Cooper ‘up to the very end’


The Washington Redskins don’t appear to be reaching for the tissue box over it, nonetheless they’re going to admit it: They wanted Amari Cooper badly.
Redskins coach Ron Rivera talked about as grand Tuesday in a convention call with journalists.
“Amari modified into once somebody that we chased very no longer easy the total system up to the very discontinue,” Rivera talked about. “He determined to come to Dallas. We were in it and we were talking referring to the substantial money. But on the discontinue of the day, he determined he felt modified into once simplest for him and we respect it.”

Washington has a important need at receiver, with Terry McLaurin novel because the one reputable risk. The Redskins’ push for Cooper modified into once twofold: It would address the No. 1 receiver void, and it would take a weapon from a division rival. That combination modified into once price “substantial” money. When Cooper determined to quit in Dallas — to the tune of 5 years and $100 million — the Redskins were left only to regroup, at final signing Cody Latimer and leaving empty the No. 1 role.
“That is a elaborate one,” Rivera talked about. “We would’ve cherished to hang him as section of what we’re attempting to attain. We imagine he would’ve been a mountainous ragged presence within the room, especially for these young guys that played final 365 days and had success with this football team. We would’ve felt handsome about having a ragged guy adore that who’s had success in this league as section of what you are attempting to attain.
It wasn’t a in point of fact right free-agent class on the pickle, nonetheless this month’s draft is deep on the pickle. Washington may maybe perchance snag a difference-maker within the 2nd round (within the event that they take Ohio Direct defensive discontinue Scramble Young within the first round with the No. 2 overall take) to pair with McLaurin and give young quarterback Dwayne Haskins options within the passing game.
Calm, when the Redskins face off with Dallas twice per season, they’re going to must ask No. 19 lining up all over from them, left only to wonder what may maybe perchance well need took pickle if he’d in its build taken their provide to switch to the nation’s capital.

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