Cooley has not played in an NFL game since 2012, but has not formally retired from the league. He recently told the Washington Post that he would “absolutely” listen if a team called with interest in him, and said if he went to training camp he “could be anybody’s third tight end, worst case.”
According to Schefter, the Cardinals have spoken to Cooley about a potential return.
The 33-year-old played all nine of his NFL seasons to date with the Washington Redskins. In his last full season in 2010, Cooley caught 77 passes for 849 yards and three receiving touchdowns. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2007 and 2008.
“I would actually just love to go run around and play,” Cooley told the Post. “Two years ago, had I gone somewhere and it didn’t work out, I would have had my feelings hurt. And now, I think it would just be fun.”
- Molly Geary