The Washington Times reports it is an opportunity for Cooley to prove his versatility in a bid to make the final roster. Fred Davis has replaced him as the club’s top option at tight end. Cooley has worked as an H-back in the past so some of the concepts should be familiar.
“As far as getting the blocks done, I’ve never had a problem getting the blocks done out of the backfield,” Cooley told the Times. “Would you ever look at me as a punishing, Mike Sellers-, Darrel Young-type of blocker? No, but I’ll get the block in the hole and I’m going to get my hat on the linebacker and the running backs always have a chance to make a cut.”
The Redskins placed Cooley on injured reserve during October last season with a knee injury. He’s an injury risk to them so he needs to stay healthy for a shot at making the team.
“I feel like I’m getting back to the player I know I can be. I think our staff knows what I can do. I think I know what I’m capable of. That’s what everyone expects of me. I have to continue to provide that on a daily basis.”
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