Redskins, Cooley talk but no return imminent


The Redskins talked to an old friend this week, but there’s no reunion in the offing.

We knew that General Manager Bruce Allen planned to speak with tight end Chris Cooley and coach Mike Shanahan confirmed that a conversation between the two men went down late in the week. Shanahan said that Cooley isn’t close to returning to the Redskins and that there isn’t much sign he’s on the verge of signing with anyone else either.

“I didn’t talk to Chris, but Bruce had a chance to talk to him a little bit yesterday. It was a good conversation. Chris is such a big part of this organization. He’s been a big part of his organization,” Shanahan said, via Mike Jones of the Washington Post. “He’s looked at his options; we talked about things that could possibly happen throughout the year. But if he did go to another team, it’d have to be as a starter.”

The Redskins are happy with Fred Davis as their starting tight end and it would seem that any team less thrilled with their starter at the position isn’t looking at Cooley as a replacement at this point. It might take a downgrade in expected role for Cooley, who has 428 catches in his eight-year career, to find a job sooner rather than later this season.

4 responses to “Redskins, Cooley talk but no return imminent

  1. Hey…whatever is decided is fine with me. Pros and Cons, but at the end of the day, the Redskins are in a good place right now and good times are ahead under this great front office, coaching staff, quarterback and group of players. I’m proud of my franchise and and confindent every Sunday now that not only can we win, but do so in dominating fashion.

  2. He’d be great for the locker room, and as a backup, if they have a roster spot. But unfortunately, father time plays no favorites, and he couldn’t beat out the others for a starting role…….Wait, I’ve got an idea…..Can he long snap??

  3. He isn’t signing because he knows all about his former losing team. They start the season with a bunch of hype…..then nose dive spiraling back into the cellar. Same thing is going to happen this year. And that’s going to be the story of bobbys career!

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