Robert Griffin III appreciates having a new target in Chris Cooley

October 24, 2012

Chris Cooley

Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III said Wednesday he doesn’t feel additional pressure to carry the Washington Redskins’ offense now that it is without tight end Fred Davis as well as wide receiver Pierre Garcon.

“I don’t feel that burden,” Griffin said.

Davis is out for the season after suffering a ruptured left Achilles’ tendon during Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants. Garcon has missed four of seven games this season because of an ailing foot.

“You can’t replace Pierre or Fred,” Griffin said, adding that the Redskins must find others to make contributions on offense.

Newly re-signed tight end Chris Cooley could be a candidate for that. Cooley participated in Wednesday’s practice and Griffin said he was pleased to have him back as one of his targets.

“It was great to have Cool-man back, as I call him,” Griffin said.

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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