Washington Redskins Reportedly Agree to Contract With Former TE Chris Cooley

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Washington Redskins Reportedly Agree to Contract With Former TE Chris Cooley
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Let's hope that the Redskins marketing department didn't throw out those leftover Chris Cooley jerseys when they parted ways, because the longtime Redskins tight end is back in the nation's capital.

Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that the Washington Redskins have agreed to terms on a contract with Cooley, the team's all-time leader in receptions by a tight end.

UPDATE: Monday, October 22 at 3:10 p.m. ET

For those wondering about Cooley's playing condition, CSNWashington's Tarik El-Bashir has the latest from head coach Mike Shanahan:

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UPDATE: Monday, October 22 at 11:19 a.m. ET 

Washington Post's Mike Jones confirms that the Redskins have officially signed Chris Cooley.

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As if the team's heart-breaking loss to the New York Giants on Sunday wasn't bad enough, the Redskins lost starting tight end Fred Davis for the season with a torn left Achilles tendon:

Cooley, 30, was released by the Redskins at the end of training camp, but the door was left open for a possible return down the road. (h/t Washington Post)

According to Maske, Cooley will take a physical on Monday and then the signing will become official.

A third-round draft pick in 2004, Cooley spent his entire nine-year career with the Redskins. He appeared in 108 games (101 starts), catching 428 passes for 4,703 yards and 33 touchdowns.

From 2005 through 2008, Cooley was one of the better tight ends in the NFL, averaging 69 receptions for 786 yards and six touchdowns per season.

Always a fan favorite, his return to the Redskins is sure to get the hogs and hogettes fired up.

Seeing how Davis was the team's leading receiver prior to the injury, Cooley is sure to become a big part of the Redskins' aerial attack once he gets himself reacquainted with his former teammates—and with the dynamic Robert Griffin III under center, a career resurgence could be in order.

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