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  Giants | Daniel Fells placed on IR    Mon Oct 5, 04:36 PM

New York Giants TE Daniel Fells (ankle) was placed on the season-ending Reserve/Injured list Monday, Oct. 5, due to a staph infection in his ankle. TE Will Tye was subsequently promoted from the practice squad.

Footballguys view: Free-agent TE Chris Cooley (Redskins) worked out with the Giants last week, and other tight ends could be brought in to work out as a potential replacement for Fells.

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  Giants | Chris Cooley trying out with Giants    Tue Sep 29, 10:53 AM

Free-agent TE Chris Cooley (Redskins) is working out for the New York Giants Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Footballguys view: The Giants are looking for tight end help with Larry Donnell ineffective. They might just be updating their emergency list here with Cooley. He hasn't played since 2012, so it's a bit curious why they would bring him in for a workout.

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  Giants | Chris Cooley to work out    Mon Sep 28, 04:40 PM

Free-agent TE Chris Cooley (Redskins) is scheduled to work out for the New York Giants Tuesday, Sept. 29.

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  NFL | Chris Cooley might delay comeback    Mon Jul 27, 10:32 PM

Free-agent TE Chris Cooley (Redskins) is still considering a comeback, although he said Monday, July 27, in a radio interview that he does not anticipate a team signing him before the start of training camp. In addition, he is likely to join a contending team. 'It would probably have to be a team that realisitically has a chance of winning this year. Teams that don't have a chance of winning don't sign 33-year-old tight ends,' Cooley said.

Footballguys view: Jermaine Gresham was picked up by the Cardinals last week, so any team desperate for tight end help may turn to Cooley. We're not sold on him returning, and fantasy owners shouldn't be head over heels if he does get back into the league at this point in his career.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley retires    Wed Jul 17, 10:18 PM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley is retiring from the NFL and he will join the team's radio booth in 2013. Cooley was signed to a multi-year deal by ESPN 980 (980 AM), the team's flagship station in Washington. 'To add a talent and fan favorite like Chris to our team will add excitement to our broadcast and a level of unpredictability for our listeners,' the executive producer of the Redskins Radio Network said in a written statement.

Footballguys view: Cooley is a personality and should be able to provide entertaining analysis on Redskins games. The Redskins have moved on with Fred Davis, Logan Paulsen, rookie Jordan Reed (Florida), and Niles Paul at the TE position.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley not upset about role     Mon Nov 26, 04:12 PM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley has not caught a pass since joining the team but is not upset with his role on offense. 'I didn't know what to expect. I would have hoped for more at this point,' Cooley said. 'But it's fun to be a part of this team. It's fun to be a part of the two wins in a row. We'll see if we can get hot and make the playoffs.' He said he is not sure if he will have a bigger role in the offense moving forward.

Footballguys view: Cooley has little fantasy value and should be dropped in most leagues. Logan Paulsen is the Redskins TE to own if you need help at the position.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley accepts limited role     Wed Nov 7, 10:08 AM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley has played just 29 snaps over his first two weeks back with the team as TE Logan Paulsen has been receiving the majority of playing time. Cooley said he does not have an issue with the playing time. 'Honestly, I didn't know what to expect. I'm happy to be a part of whatever I can do,' Cooley said. 'Hopefully, for me, it grows throughout the season. But it's a good bunch of guys to be around and a good locker room, and I'm happy to do whatever I can, and if that's just being here and helping with the little details, then I'm happy to do that.' Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said that game matchups would determine whether or not Cooley saw a spike in playing time down the road.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley is in shape    Thu Oct 25, 03:09 PM

Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said TE Chris Cooley is in shape, and said the Redskins won't know how his body responds to contact until after the team's Week 8 game.

Footballguys view: Logan Paulsen is the Redskins tight end you want to own if you are desperate for help after losing Fred Davis.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley unsure about role    Wed Oct 24, 02:53 PM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley said he is not sure what his role will be will Week 8 but expects to see playing time. 'I'm assuming I'll play whatever they need me to play,' Cooley said. 'We'll see how we go from there... And that could change as the game goes on, depending on what personnel [groups] we're in and what we're doing.'

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  Redskins | Mike Shanahan called Chris Cooley Sunday    Mon Oct 22, 03:11 PM

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan called TE Chris Cooley when he returned to Washington to find out what type of shape he was in. Shanahan said he trusts Cooley when he says he is in shape.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley ready to contribute     Mon Oct 22, 12:37 PM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley said he is very excited about the opportunity to return to the team. Cooley is looking to fit in and help the team in any way.

Footballguys view: Cooley has plenty of experience with the Redskins but we're not expecting him to be much of a fantasy factor. Fred Davis fantasy owners should look elsewhere for TE help.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley returns     Mon Oct 22, 12:16 PM

Updating a previous item, free-agent TE Chris Cooley re-signed with the Washington Redskins Monday, Oct. 22, after passing his physical, according to a team source.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley agrees to re-join team    Sun Oct 21, 11:03 PM

The Washington Redskins and free-agent TE Chris Cooley (Redskins) have agreed to terms Sunday, Oct. 21. The deal is contingent upon Cooley passing a physical Monday, Oct. 22.

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  Patriots | Contacted Chris Cooley    Thu Sep 20, 09:58 PM

Free-agent TE Chris Cooley (Redskins) said he was contacted by the New England Patriots before they decided to sign TE Kellen Winslow.

Footballguys view: Cooley reportedly has received some offers from interested teams but none of the offers involved a starting job. That's likely going to be the case even if teams have injuries at the position. Cooley isn't the same player he used to be and will have to wait for a new opportunity.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley sees injury only way of re-signing    Thu Sep 20, 09:54 PM

Free-agent TE Chris Cooley (Redskins) indicated the only way the Washington Redskins would be interested in re-signing him would be if one of their tight ends were injured during the season.

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  Redskins | GM meets with Chris Cooley    Fri Sep 14, 02:48 PM

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said general manager Bruce Allen recently met with free-agent TE Chris Cooley (Redskins). He said the two had a good conversation but Cooley is still weighing his options.

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  Redskins | Will meet with Chris Cooley    Fri Sep 7, 02:26 PM

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said the team is scheduled to meet with free-agent TE Chris Cooley (Redskins) next week. Allen said the team is open to re-signing Cooley.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley could come back    Wed Aug 29, 02:43 PM

The Washington Redskins could re-sign free-agent TE Chris Cooley at a reduced rate if he is not able to find a starting job elsewhere.

Footballguys view: That was always a possibility for Cooley. He was set to make nearly $4MM this season as a backup TE and that's why he was released. Injuries have robbed him of some athletic ability, and his fantasy value will be low no matter where he signs.

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  Jets | Not interested in Chris Cooley    Wed Aug 29, 02:27 PM

The New York Jets are not showing interest in free-agent TE Chris Cooley (Redskins).

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  Raiders | Could look at Chris Cooley     Wed Aug 29, 08:55 AM

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said the team could potentially look at free-agent TE Chris Cooley (Redskins). 'We're going to look at anybody that comes available, and I don't care what the position is,' Allen said. 'If we feel like a guy can make us better, then we're going to look at it. I wouldn't single out the tight end position.'

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  Redskins | Cut Chris Cooley    Tue Aug 28, 02:02 PM

The Washington Redskins cut TE Chris Cooley Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Footballguys view: The writing was on the wall for Cooley this offseason. The team moved Niles Paul to TE and that cramped the depth chart even more. Cooley had an near $4MM salary, and that wasn't going to fly as a backup. Injuries have robbed him of some physical ability but we think he could catch on with another team fairly soon. No matter where he lands his fantasy value will be extremely low.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley misses practice    Mon Aug 27, 03:17 PM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (illness) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 27, because of an undisclosed illness.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley on the bubble     Sat Aug 25, 10:04 AM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley is not a lock to make the final roster. At nearly $3.2 million (and approximately $6.2 against the salary cap) he's an expensive backup to TE Fred Davis. Cooley's knee, however, has not been an issue in camp, which could help his case.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley could like to catch passes Saturday    Wed Aug 22, 01:30 PM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley said he could like to catch some passes in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, after not being thrown to in the first two preseason games when he lined up as a tight end. Cooley said he wants to catch passes to get ready for the regular season. He has started at fullback in the first two preseason games but is not sure what his role will be in the third preseason game.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley starts at FB    Sat Aug 18, 10:09 PM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley made a second consecutive start at fullback in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the Chicago Bears.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley willing to handle several roles    Fri Aug 17, 01:53 PM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley said he is willing to work at fullback and wide receiver in addition to tight end because he would give the offense some options. 'I don't think I'm in any case best suited to be a Pro Bowl fullback or a wide receiver,' Cooley said. 'But I'm capable, I think, in some capacity to fit all those roles. I think that if I can do that well, it gives us our offense a lot of diversity.'

Footballguys view: Cooley still doesn't have fantasy value.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley seeing time at FB    Thu Aug 16, 02:14 PM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley has been seeing time at fullback during training camp because the team has been moving him around to different positions.

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  Redskins | Plan to play Chris Cooley in preseason    Tue Aug 7, 11:12 PM

The Washington Redskins plan to use TE Chris Cooley (knee) a lot during the preseason.

Footballguys view: Cooley's roster spot is not guaranteed. The Redskins want to see how his troublesome knee will hold up with extended playing time.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley misses practice    Tue Aug 7, 04:37 PM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 7, for a scheduled day off, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. Shanahan said that Cooley asked him to practice.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley has something to prove    Fri Aug 3, 02:57 AM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley hasn't missed any time to start training camp despite missing 11 games last season with a left knee injury. 'I have no concerns. My injuries from last year are feeling much better,' Cooley said. He noted he took his time working out during the offseason to slowly progress to where he needed to be. With the emergence of TE Fred Davis in the offense, Cooley needs to show he can still be a threat in the passing game and pile up yards after the catch. He also needs to prove he can stay healthy and on the field.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley says he is running at full speed    Thu Jul 26, 09:48 PM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (knee) has been able to run at full speed at training camp after struggling with his running during offseason workouts.

Footballguys view: We feel Cooley could be on the roster bubble during training camp. He's due $3.8MM this year as a backup behind Fred Davis. The development of former WR Niles Paul (who is now playing TE), plus Cooley's performance in camp will determine his future with the team in 2012.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley has serious competition    Wed Jul 25, 10:27 PM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (knee) has been a mainstay with the team, but his backup job to TE Fred Davis, and potentially his roster spot, is being threatened by converted wide receiver TE Niles Paul heading into training camp and the preseason.

Footballguys view: Cooley has no fantasy value left. He can be dropped in all dynasty leagues.

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  Redskins | Salary figure working against Chris Cooley    Thu Jul 19, 12:59 AM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (knee) admitted two months ago that he couldn't run as fast as he used to. Speed might be a major factor in determining his place on this year's team. In addition, he costs $6.23 million against this season's salary cap, which ranks third on the team.

Footballguys view: It wouldn't surprise us if the Redskins go ahead and cut Chris Cooley during camp. Behind Fred Davis the team could use recently converted WR Niles Paul at the TE position.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley has no signs of swelling    Thu Jun 14, 01:32 AM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (groin, hamstring, knee) was sidelined from the final practice of minicamp due to a 'slight hamstring' injury, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. Cooley also dealt with a slight groin issue during organized training activities (OTAs). The good news is that Cooley's knee showed no signs of swelling, nor did he have any fluid drained.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley thinks he is slower than before    Wed May 30, 12:45 PM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (knee) said he is slower than he was in the past but believes he can gain some of his speed back by strengthening and rehabbing his surgically repaired knee. Cooley's roster spot may be in jeopardy if his speed does not return.

Footballguys view: Players usually inflate their abilities coming back from injuries. This is a terrible sign for Cooley.

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  Redskins | Paul working at TE in OTAs    Mon May 21, 05:47 PM

John Keim, from the Washington Examiner, reports converted WR Niles Paul is still working at TE in OTAs.

Footballguys view: Paul is at a heavier playing weight (235 lbs) than he was in college at Nebraska as he looks to impress at his new position. If he can develop as a TE he could push Chris Cooley off the final roster.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley not dealing with swelling    Sun May 6, 02:23 PM

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said TE Chris Cooley (knee) is not dealing with any swelling in his knee after workouts.

Footballguys view: This is great news for the veteran TE here. Last year his knee was so problematic that it had to be drained over a dozen times before he was placed on season ending Injured Reserve. He may have to restructure his current contract to ensure his roster spot as he's set to make $3.8MM in base salary this year.

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  Redskins | Have several TEs on the roster    Wed Apr 25, 08:21 PM

The Washington Redskins have several tight ends on the roster, including TEs Chris Cooley, Fred Davis, Logan Paulsen and Richard Quinn. In addition, WR Niles Paul has begun the transition from receiver to tight end. Paul has gained 10 pounds since last season ended, according to head coach Mike Shanahan.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley feeling good    Wed Apr 25, 08:21 PM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (knee) 'feels as good as he's felt for the last couple of years,' according to head coach Mike Shanahan. Cooley has had no swelling in his left knee, and his weight is down. The hope is that Cooley will be a full speed when organized team activities (OTAs) get started in mid-May.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley expected to return    Sun Feb 19, 01:36 PM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley is expected to return to the team next season but may have to restructure his contract this offseason.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley could be released    Thu Feb 16, 01:51 PM

The Washington Redskins may consider releasing TE Chris Cooley this offseason because he is scheduled $3.8 million next season and has struggled with injuries the last few seasons.

Footballguys view: We think Cooley could restructure his deal to stay in Washington. What the Redskins do with UFA Fred Davis could give us a clue as to what they'll do with Cooley.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley should be ready for workouts    Sun Feb 12, 04:48 PM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (finger, knee) is expected to be ready to participate in offseason workouts. Cooley said he would have played near the end of this season if he was not on Injured Reserve.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley expects to be back    Wed Jan 4, 03:57 PM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (knee) said he definitely expects to return to the team next season even though he had finished the season on Injured Reserve in two of the last three years.

Footballguys view: Cooley and Fred Davis should both return next year, but the Washington passing game may look much different at the QB position. We expect the Redskins to make a move for a top tier QB through free agency, trade, or the draft.

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  Buccaneers | Ex-teammate calls out Albert Haynesworth     Tue Nov 22, 11:30 AM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley, a former teammates of Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Albert Haynesworth, said Haynesworth does not really enjoy playing football despite his natural talent. 'The thing that I would think about Albert the way his last three years have played out, is that he hates football,' Cooley said. 'I'm not criticizing his character or his work or anything. My only assumption in this - and it's just an opinion - is that he does not like football, by what I've seen over the last three years. If he loved the game of football, he'd show up and love it.'

Footballguys view: There are some players who have incredible talent to play football, but little or no love for the game. It's not surprising that Haynesworth would be labeled as one of those guys.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley blames lockout for lost season     Fri Oct 28, 08:19 AM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (knee) said the NFL lockout cost him the rest of the 2011 season as he was unable to receive treatment from team doctors and trainers for a left knee that was feeling stiff from surgery in January. Instead, Cooley figured he would handle it himself. He didn't think the knee was that bad. 'I feel 100 percent that I'm a casualty for the season of the lockout,' Cooley said. 'I think it was a shame that they didn't let players who had surgery spend time with the doctors and trainers they trust on daily basis, I wish I could have.'

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  Redskins | Would like Chris Cooley back     Thu Oct 27, 08:13 AM

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan would like to have TE Chris Cooley (knee) return next season, despite the emergence of TE Fred Davis as the team's No. 1 tight end. 'We're hoping to have him back and playing at a high level,' Shanahan said.

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  Redskins | Lockout cost Chris Cooley    Thu Oct 27, 08:11 AM

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley's (knee) injured knee, which bothered him all of training camp, wasn't helped by the lockout, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. 'It hurt not having the OTAs and not having a chance to rehab (with the team) in the offseason,' Shanahan said. 'So when he came in, we didn't really know where he was.'

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley went on IR because of knee    Wed Oct 26, 03:36 PM

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said TE Chris Cooley (knee, finger) went on Injured Reserve because of his knee injury and not his broken finger.

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  Redskins | Chris Cooley on the way out?    Wed Oct 26, 10:32 AM

Many believe that Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (finger, knee) has played his last game for the team after being placed on Injured Reserve. However, Cooley could return next season if both sides work out another deal that allows Cooley a chance to try and come back and show how his knee is progressing.

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  Redskins | Two put on IR    Tue Oct 25, 05:23 PM

The Washington Redskins placed RB Tim Hightower (knee) and TE Chris Cooley (hand) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Oct. 25, ending both of their seasons. Cooley had surgery to fix a broken hand.

Footballguys view: Without Hightower we may see the Redskins activate rookie RB Evan Royster off their practice squad. The team will move forward with Ryan Torain and Roy Helu as their primary backs.

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