Following a season ending injury to tight end Fred Davis the Washington Redskins reached out to Chris Cooley. Cooley spent eight seasons with the Redskins before being released at the end of August.
Cooley will undergo a physical on Monday and the re-signing will be announced shorty after according to the latest report from the Washington Post.
“I had a lot of stuff I wanted to do this year and I was doing it, yards after catch and making plays and blocking,” Davis said. “If I can’t play for the rest of the season, that’s going to [stink]. I’ve just got to get better and be ready for next year.”
Davis was hurt during the first quarter of the Redskins’ 27-23 defeat at MetLife Stadium. He was helped from the field by members of the team’s medical staff after being injured on a passing play near the Giants’ goal line.
It is the second straight year in which Davis’s season has come to a disappointing ending. He was on his way to a huge season last year, with 59 catches for 796 yards in 12 games, when he was suspended for the final four games of the season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
“He helped me get comfortable with this team [and] this offense,” Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III wrote on Twitter following the release of Cooley in August.
Cooley was a fan favorite during his time with the Redskins. He totaled 428 catches for 4703 yards and 33 touchdowns during his eight year tenure with the team.