Tight end Chris Cooley was released on Tuesday by the Washington Redskins after eight seasons with the team. Fred Davis is a quality starter and the Redskins reportedly love Niles Paul, so it made sense to release Cooley considering his salary.
Cooley hardly is a burner after repeated knee injuries, but Peter King of SI.com is one of many writers who noted Cooley looked to be in great shape during training camp. He's healthy and is a quality receiver. He should not struggle to find work. Some possibilities:
Oakland Raiders: There have been no winners in their tight end battle. Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp runs a similar offense to Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. This makes a lot of sense. He could start.
Redskins: "Today, for the time being, will be my last day as a Redskin," Cooley said Tuesday. It's possible Cooley could return to Washington at a reduced price if he doesn't find a starting job. Based on the options above, we think he can do better.