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Bruce Allen: Redskins Open To Bringing Back Chris Cooley

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

Redskins general manager Bruce Allen told reporters at the National Press Club in Washington on Friday that the team is open to re-signing tight end Chris Cooley.

The team released Cooley on Aug. 28; head coach Mike Shanahan cited Cooley’s willingness to be a starter as the impetus for the move.

“I’m sure he’s looking at his options with different teams right now – who’s going to need a tight end, what’s going to happen maybe after this week,” Shanahan said at Redskins Park. “He’ll probably weigh all his options, and then obviously we are going to look at our options as well. We had three tight ends, so it’s not like we’re very deep at the position.”

Cooley was scheduled to make $3.8 million this season, but by being released, the team is not on the hook for that salary. If Cooley were to sign after the first game, any salary he makes will not be guaranteed.

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