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Redskins TE Cooley ready for Bears after mild concussion

Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley appears set to play in Sunday's game at Chicago after recovering from a mild concussion and attending practice.

"He didn't have any signs of anything that was wrong, so ready to go," Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday, according to *The Washington Post*. "Unless there's something that happens tomorrow, but today, (I) talked to him after practice, he felt good. Hopefully, there's no setbacks there."

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Cooley was injured during the second quarter of Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, but he continued to play into the second half, believing only that the hit was a "little bit of a bell-ringer" but not forceful enough to knock him out, he said Monday during his regular weekly appearance on 106.7 The Fan.

"If I had known it was a concussion, I wouldn't have played," Cooley said Thursday. "Sometimes you take a hit and it rings your bell a little bit and you can bounce right back. I came back for the second half and passed all the tests, and it got a little bit worse in the third quarter, so I called it."

Cooley practiced in a helmet and pads after going two days without showing any post-concussion symptoms.

"It was a pretty mild concussion," Cooley said. "I'm not surprised about it. I think this is what I was planning on."

Cooley has 28 catches for 340 yards and two touchdowns this season.

Linebacker Rocky McIntosh, who missed Sunday's game with a concussion, practiced for the second consecutive day and also appears ready to play against the Bears.

Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, who missed two games following his half brother's death in an Oct. 7 motorcycle accident, also is expected to play Sunday.

"Yeah, he'll be active," Shanahan said of Haynesworth. "He had a good workout Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, good conditioning. Worked extra. Then obviously he's had a good couple days here. I believe he'll be in good shape."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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