Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Redskins Make Roster Moves

Chris Cooley
Chris Cooley is back with the Redskins. (Photo: Keith Allison)
Over the past two days, the Redskins have made several important roster moves that you need to know about.

The first was the re-signing of tight end Chris Cooley. After being on the team for his entire playing career, Cooley was released by the Redskins following preseason. It was an emotional goodbye that shocked many, but was necessary.

However, after tight end Fred Davis tore his Achilles tendon and ended his season against the Giants this past weekend, the move to resign Cooley became necessary. While having Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen will do, Chris Cooley is a fan favorite and household name.

Cooley is a versatile player that can do a couple different things for the Redskins on offense. During camp and preseason he played fullback for the Redskins, as well. He can block, carry the ball, and can catch it. There are many different things the Redskins will be able to do with him.

Today, the Redskins released Ryan Grant and resigned Keiland Williams. While Alfred Morris and Evan will still be the teams top two running backs, it doesn't hurt to have a quality third running back. Ryan Grant, however, was not that guy.

Grant had a minor impact on the team and only had five yards on one carry. Williams, however, had an impact on the team since he was undrafted rookie out of LSU in 2010. That year, Williams ran for 261 yards and three touchdowns.

Don't expect Williams to be a standout running back or someone that the Redskins will rely on heavily. He will simply a back used when Royster and Morris need a breather. Morris will still be the teams starter and Royster will still be the back-up.

Williams does have more capabilities than Grant. He can play special teams and can catch. He had 300 receiving for the Redskins 2010 so that is another plus for him.

Are you excited about the Redskins bringing back Cooley or are you concerned about Fred Davis? Leave a comment below and start the discussion!

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Source(s): USA Today, Hogs Haven