LANDOVER - SEPTEMBER 19: Chris Cooley #47 of the Washington Redskins runs the ball in for a touchdown against the Houston Texans at FedExField on September 19 2010 in Landover Maryland. The Texans defeated the Redskins 30-27 in overtime. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
Chris Cooley discussed his future with the Washington Redskins on Thursday.
Free agent tight end Chris Cooley stated on Thursday that he doesn't believe the Washington Redskins will be interested in re-signing him unless a significant injury occurs over the course of the season, most specifically to tight end Fred Davis.
Cooley was released by the Redskins on Aug. 28 after spending eight seasons with the team. On Sept. 7, general manager Bruce Allen stated that the club would be willing to re-sign the 30-year-old tight end at some point.
"Bruce and I are friends," Cooley said. "We sat down and had a beer and we talked about golf, mostly. The way it looks to me is if something happens here, they would love to have me. If Fred gets hurt or something like that, I think I'd be the guy they sign. I think that."
Cooley went on to say that he has received offers from other teams but has been underwhelmed by their interest as him as a back-up at minimum salary. He is willing to patiently wait out the situation and field offers throughout the season and into next offseason.
If he doesn't receive an opportunity to his liking, he will consider retirement where he would like to return to the Redskins organization, preferably as a team-affiliated broadcaster.