Originally posted on This Given Sunday  |  Last updated 8/28/12

The Washington Redskins have cut tight end Chris Cooley today. After Cooley had just eight catches in five games last season, and with the continued emergence of Fred Davis, the cut isn't surprising by any means. That doesn't mean it's not a bittersweet moment for the Redskins and their fans.

Cooley was a Pro Bowler for Washington in 2007 and 2008, and he had 33 career touchdowns as a safety net for Redskins quarterbacks since 2004. With a rookie in Robert Griffin III coming into the season as Washington's starter, his only real safety net at tight end will be Davis, with little-used Logan Paulsen and Richard Quinn also on the roster currently.

However, the Redskins do have a couple of veteran recievers in Santana Moss and former Colts standout Pierre Garcon to help ease Griffin into his rookie season.

In another Redskins move, they signed kicker Billy Cundiff on Tuesday, released by the Ravens on Sunday, and released former Florida State standout Graham Gano, the team's kicker for the last two seasons, and the final four games in 2009. Gano was hitting under 75% of his field goals for his career, and that's not going to work in the NFL. Cundiff is a former Pro Bowler with the Ravens in 2010, but his percentage slipped to a hair over 75% last season, more in line with his career average

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