Ashburn, VA (Sports Network) - The Washington Redskins placed tight end Fred
Davis on injured reserve and re-signed tight end Chris Cooley Monday.
Davis tore his left Achilles tendon in the first quarter of Sunday's 27-23
loss to the New York Giants as he was running a route in the end zone. It
was announced after the game he would miss the remainder of the season.
The fifth-year pro was the Redskins' leading receiver this year with 325 yards
on 24 receptions.
Cooley, who holds Washington's all-time record for receptions by a tight end,
was released by the team prior to the start of the this season after spending
his entire eight-year career with the club.
He was limited to just eight catches for 65 yards through five games last
season because of knee and finger injuries.
The 30-year-old Utah State product was a two-time Pro Bowl selection during
his tenure in Washington, recording 428 catches for 4,703 yards and 33
touchdowns over 108 games.
"I am very excited to be a part of this team," Cooley said about the 3-4
Redskins. "It's been unreal to watch them come together as an offense and it's
going to be fun."
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