Fans wearing replicas of Cooley’s No. 47 jersey were scattered across the stadium. Early in the first quarter, when one of those fans was shown on the Jumbotron, the partially-filled stadium erupted with a “Cooooooooooley!” chant.
Many fans gave the two-time Pro Bowler a standing ovation.
Drafted in the third round of the 2004 draft, Cooley became a fan favorite. For his career, Cooley recorded 428 catches (fifth on the franchise’s all-time list) for 4,703 yards and 33 touchdowns.