Former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley will join the team’s radio broadcast as an analyst next month, according to ESPN 980.
Cooley, a fan favorite during his nine seasons with the team, will join the Washington Redskins Radio Network as an “in-game contributor,” according to the station’s news release. He will join Sonny Jurgensen, Rick “Doc” Walker and Brian Mitchell as former Redskins on its broadcast team. Longtime analyst Sam Huff retired last month.
Cooley’s segment will be called “Cooley’s Corner” and it will be heard every quarter beginning with the preseason opener at Tennessee on Aug. 8. Cooley will also contribute commentary on other television and web-based programs, including The Mike Shanahan Coach’s Show on NBC-4.
"To add a talent and fan favorite like Chris to our team will add excitement to our broadcast and a level of unpredictability for our listeners," executive producer Chuck Sapienza said on Facebook.
Cooley was released by the Redskins during training camp last season and was re-signed after Fred Davis was injured in Week 7. But Cooley was used only sparingly over the next nine games, reeling in just one pass for eight yards.
During his nine season career with Washington, Cooley amassed 429 receptions for 4,711 yards and 33 touchdowns.