Redskins tight end Chris Cooley retires, will join radio broadcast


Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley, 31, has retired from the NFL and will join Washington Redskins’ radio broadcasts as an analyst, according to the Washington Post.

An official announcement regarding his hiring as an analyst is scheduled for late Tuesday.

Cooley spent nine seasons with the Redskins. He was released in training camp before last season, but was later resigned after Fred David suffered a season-ending injury.

According to the person with knowledge of the situation, Cooley will not replace former analyst Sam Huff on the team’s radio broadcasts. Instead, Cooley will provide analysis periodically throughout games.

A two-time Pro Bowler, Cooley retires with 429 catches for 4,711 yards and 33 touchdowns across 116 career games. His best season was 2008, where he turned in an 83/849/1 line.

Cooley is only 31, but caught just nine passes across 13 games the past two seasons.