With the Jets now down a man at the TE spot due to the season-long loss of Josh Baker, would the Jets now consider bringing in another “F” player? Just a few weeks ago, Sparano called Baker “Cooley-like” … so what about the real deal? Chris Cooley was just cut by the Redskins after a season-ending injury last year and with a $6 million cap figure looming for the veteran, the Redskins decided to release him.
Cooley has declared that he has a structurally sound knee and shouldn’t be an issue and that he wants to take the right next step.
Via the Washington Post:
Cooley said he believes he still can be a productive NFL player but it would be difficult for him to play for another team.
“I’ll take some time and make sure what I do in the future is exactly what I want to do,” Cooley said.
Brian Bassett, theJetsBlog.comPersonally I think he would be a great addition to the Jets. He’s a solid and willing blocker for playing the fullback/tight end style player, but he’s probably going to want to go to a team where he has a better chance at starting. The Jets might play him significantly, but it will be hard for him to supplant a guy like Dustin Keller who has played for the team for four years and was the team’s top receiver last year.
Thanks to bowlingjet for the heads up.