Chris Cooley tried to get beer included in new Redskins contract

Utah, get me two. (AP)

Chris Cooley is back with the Redskins, happier than ever (having Robert Griffin III replace Rex Grossman will ward off any ill feelings about being released) after the Skins re-signed him following Fred Davis injury.

But the new contract didn't come easy. Apparently there were some heated negotiations about ... beer.

"Literally, I have text correspondence trying to negotiate a case of beer into my contract," Cooley said, via the Washington Post's Dan Steinberg. "They wouldn’t do it. I wanted it in writing so much."

That's actually a pretty brilliant idea. Obviously the Redskins weren't in that tight of a pinch that they caved.

But what do you think Cooley requested from the team? Chris Chase at USA Today hypothesizes that the tight end probably wanted a 30 pack of Coors Light and that's probably a reasonable bet. (30 packs are sold in Virginia and look like giant cubes.)

The smart play, however, would've been to ask for something fancy, like a six-pack of seasonal brews every Friday after practice. Or a weekly delivery from the reasonably local Flying Dog Brewery.

But whatever he wanted, the Redskins smartly said no. Although giving Cooley beer would still be less of an overpay than the contract they gave Pierre Garcon.

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