On Tuesday, the Washington Redskins released their 9-year tight end Chris Cooley. During his years with Washington, Cooley was one of the most recognizable players among the fanbase.
According to the Washington Post, Cooley believes he can be productive with other team, but it won’t be easy playing for another organization.
Cooley has stated early this offseason that he wanted to be the starter for the Redskins, but the team announced that Fred Davis would be their starting tight end. Cooley now has the opportunity to find another team that is willing to let him start.
In his career with Washington, Cooley had 428 catches, which is the franchise record at tight end, and 4,703 yards and 33 touchdowns. He played five games in 2011 before he was placed on the injury reserve with a broken finger and an injured knee.
As their aren’t many teams looking for starters, one team that could use some help at tight end, especially with vertran leadership, is the Chicago Bears. They currently have Kellen Davis as their starting tight end and he has never put up big numbers for the Bears. Cooley could be a help and guidance to utilize the Bears’ offense by using the tight ends as a weapon.