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Chris Cooley held without a catch in first game back with Redskins

Chris Cooley (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Tight end Chris Cooley made a quiet return to the Washington Redskins Sunday, with no catches in their loss at Pittsburgh.

Cooley, who had only one pass thrown in his direction, said it was difficult for him to evaluate his performance.

“It’s hard for me to say,” Cooley said. “I didn’t do a whole heck of a lot. I was out there maybe 15, 20 plays, mostly blocking kind of stuff. I think probably average.”

Cooley re-signed with the team last Monday after tight end Fred Davis was lost for the season with a ruptured left Achilles’ tendon.

“It didn’t take long before I felt like I was where I’ve always been,” Cooley said. “It really didn’t. I was a role player today and that’s weird for me. I think I went through a span of time when we finished the first half with a couple quarterback sneaks to not playing for over an hour. It’s weird to sit on the sideline for an hour. But it doesn’t matter to me. I’m happy to be here. I’m happy to try to help the guys in whatever way I can. If I end up playing more, then I’ll be excited to do that.”

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.



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Mark Maske · October 28, 2012