Chris Cooley wants to be more than a fullback


Chris Cooley hauls in a pass on the 2nd day of training camp (John McDonnell/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Veteran tight end Chris Cooley lined up at fullback for the Washington Redskins in their preseason-opening victory at Buffalo last week with the team’s starter at the position, Darrel Young, sidelined by a hamstring injury.

Cooley said Monday he thought his play at fullback against the Bills was fine. He’s eager to show that he’s a versatile player who can help the Redskins in a variety of roles this season, he said. But Cooley said he doesn’t want to be regarded as a full-time player at the position.

“It’s hard to assess my play as a fullback,” Cooley said. “I don’t want to be judged strictly on my play at fullback.”

But he said he has no problem playing fullback with Young sidelined.

“I’m not too concerned with where I line up,” he said.

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Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.

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