There were two universal reactions to Sunday’s news that Redskins tight end Fred Davis suffered a season-ending Achilles injury.
The first was that it was a bad turn for both Davis and the Redskins offense, which was going to be without their leading receiver. The second was that it probably wouldn’t be long until Chris Cooley was back in a Redskins uniform.
As widely expected and reported on Sunday, Cooley has made his way back to the Redskins. CSNWashington.com and several other outlets have reported that Cooley has passed his physical and offically rejoined the team. Cooley said that he’s in “real good shape” and doesn’t know what kind of role the Redskins have in mind for him.
“I’m really, really glad I didn’t go anywhere else,” Cooley said, via Rich Campbell of the Washington Times. “Right now it’s just about fitting in and doing what I can do.”
The Redskins should be able to find enough for him to do. Robert Griffin III was throwing a lot to Davis and Logan Paulsen made some big plays Sunday after Davis left the game. It would be silly to think that Cooley will have the same impact he did early in his career, but his familiarity with the offense should enable him to step into the lineup right away.