Report: Giants will not sign former Redskins TE Chris Cooley

Wednesday September 30th, 2015

Former Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley reportedly will not sign with the New York Giants, reports the New York Post's Paul Schwartz.

Cooley worked out with New York on Tuesday, along with Hakeem Nicks and Wes Welker.

Cooley has not played in the NFL since 2012, but announced on Aug. 17 that he would attempt to return to the league this season.

While the Giants have not indicated whether or not Cooley will be signed, the 33-year-old's tweet from Tuesday night thanked New York for the opportunity, giving the impression that playing for the Giants is unlikely.

“I am too determined to ever doubt I can play,” Cooley tweeted. “I will not quit, but only work harder.”

A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Cooley caught 77 passes for 849 yards and three touchdowns in 2010, but totaled just nine receptions for 73 yards in the 2011 and ’12 seasons, after being limited by a knee injury.

He was cut by the Redskins during training camp in 2012, but was later re-signed after Fred Davis was lost for the year. 

In nine NFL seasons, Cooley totaled 429 receptions for 4,711 receiving yards and 33 touchdowns.

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