CSNWashington.com reported yesterday that Redskins tight end Chris Cooler will not play in Fridays preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cooley is still bothered by a left knee injury. Mike Shanahan confirmed Cooleys status after practice.
Don't expect his knee to be bothering him into the regular season. Cooley is still participating in some practice but the coaching staff don't want to injure his knee anymore.