Found August 24, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
Chris Cooley has been a Redskins fixture since they drafted the tight end in the 3rd round in 2004. Cooley has caught 428 passes for 4703 yards and 33 touchdowns in his career, all with the Redskins, and is the Redskins’ all-time leader in receptions by a tight end. However, Cooley missed 11 games with knee problems last year and was limited in several others, catching just 8 passes. Fred Davis has emerged as an above average tight end in his absence, catching 59 passes for 796 yards and 3 touchdowns in 12 games last season. Owed 3.85 million in salary and counting 6.23 million against the cap (3rd highest on the team), speculation that Cooley could be a final cut or cut even before then is pretty prominent. The Redskins have been using Cooley a lot this Training Camp and preseason, in an effort to see how his surgically repaired knee holds up. They’ve used him in many creative ways, playing him as an h-back and a fullback in addition to a tight end. Given how entrenched Davis has b...

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