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Chris Cooley takes part in drills, may practice Thursday

Redskins tight end Chris Cooley, who suffered a concussion in Sunday night's loss to Indianapolis, was able to run through some light drills at Wednesday's practice and, if he experiences no setbacks, should be able to participate fully Thursday.

"Chris went through some drills today and felt good and should be able to go full-speed tomorrow," Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said.

Cooley did not wear shoulder pads during Wednesday's practice, but he did stand in on some skeleton drills. Shanahan said the next step is for Cooley to get through Thursday's practice without incident. If he does, he would be cleared to prepare for Sunday's game at Chicago - a significant relief for the team.

"You never know with those concussions," Shanahan said. "You don't know how long it's going to hang in there. He's feeling much better, so hopefully nothing pops up."

Linebacker Rocky McIntosh, who suffered a concussion Oct. 10 against Green Bay and sat out against Indianapolis, was able to practice at full-speed Wednesday, Shanahan said. Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, who has been inactive the past two games following the death of his brother, also practiced at full-speed and should be ready to play against the Bears.

By Barry Svrluga  | October 20, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
Categories:  Chris Cooley  
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good news. good to hear.

Posted by: wizzfanzz11 | October 20, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

good news. good to hear.

Posted by: wizzfanzz11 | October 20, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Chris Cooley takes part in drills, may practice Thursday

I wonder if the same people who worry about player's head injuries will endorse sitting CC this weekend.

Doubt it.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 20, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Bears are going to feel some pain on Sunday. Especially Cutler.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 20, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Regarding "Double Move":

Rogers played college football at Auburn University, where he started 44 games over four years. He finished his career with 182 tackles (134 individual), seven interceptions, and two fumble recoveries. He holds Auburn’s career record with forty pass deflections,[4] which ranks second in SEC history.[5] He was named to the Auburn football All-Decade Team for the 2000s.

Funny how in college, they keep track of "pass deflections" whereas in the NFL they just call 'em drops.

I guess this means CR falls into the 'we knew what we were getting' category.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 20, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

I just hope they have a couple ambulances at standby on Sunday because Cutler and Todd collins will both need them

Posted by: zjenks | October 20, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

He holds Auburn’s career record with forty pass deflections,[4] which ranks second in SEC history.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 20, 2010 3:42 PM

Who was number 1 in "deflections"? Fred Flintstone?

Posted by: PlayAction | October 20, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Redskinshead-

Totally agree with you. Brown needs to hold down rt. I think our 2nd rnd pick could be our new center. Lotta talks bout the center from penn state. Good zone guy supposedly. He's a top two prospect so well see. Lord knows waybach is gettin beat pretty regularly.

I say NT then C

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 20, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

bic,

Im with ya on the NT/DT. We jumped into this 3-4 scheme w/o the biggest piece of the puzzle. The beef in the middle. Even playing a team like GB with BJ Raji, who is considered an above average NT but not an elite one, the difference in their 3-4 to ours was very noticeable in the middle of the trenches.
Or look at what Suh did in his last game, he was killing it. Now a guy like Suh rarely comes along. But if we are in position to get a prospect I would say that DT/NT is our biggest flaw.

Although im pretty sure our interior Oline just gave up a sack while I was typing this so I wont complain if they go Oline fiost.

But yeah we need a few on both sides.
Posted by: Stu27 | October 20, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Stu27 | October 20, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

they need to hold cooley out this weekend...once you've had one concussion, the propensity for recurrence is that much greater....sit him, and activate Paulson...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 20, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if the same people who worry about player's head injuries will endorse sitting CC this weekend.

Doubt it.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 20, 2010 3:37 PM

I'm sure they would.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 20, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 20, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

What stands out to me is that he started 44 games. Thats hard to do at any school much less a storied Auburn programn o small feat in the SEC with that competition and physicality.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 20, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

I'm probably putting a killer jinx on us this weekend, but if we have everyone healthy on Sunday, for some reason... I see us just rolling the Bears.

I don't know why, I never have confidence for Skins games, its just a feeling for some reason.

Might be because we're dropping from Schaub, Bradford, Rodgers and Peyton to Cutler... might be the Bears weak O-line... might be their one-dimentional offense...might be the frustration of our defense.

But I think if AH, Rocky and Cooley play, our defense is gonna have its best game of the year and we're looking at a 27-10 domination.

That being said, I'm sure I just ruined the whole season.

Posted by: Rypien11 | October 20, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

I hope they can upgrade center and both guard spots through either the draft or free agency. Rabach, Hicks and Lichtensteiger all are average, borderline sucky.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | October 20, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Chris Cooley practiced today. After practice he said he "felt good" and would probably play on Sunday. An unidentified reporter then informed Cooley that he had left the locker room without his trousers on. Cooley is still being evaluated for head injuries.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 20, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

That being said, I'm sure I just ruined the whole season.

Posted by: Rypien11 | October 20, 2010 3:52 PM

As long as you didn't say that we were going to roll over the Rams, it's alright Ryp...unless you meant that we would roll over for the Rams....damn forgot what I was thinking about....

Posted by: PlayAction | October 20, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 20, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

What stands out to me is that he started 44 games. Thats hard to do at any school much less a storied Auburn programn o small feat in the SEC with that competition and physicality.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 20, 2010 3:51 PM |

I hear that. That said, Jason Campbell was the all time winningest QB the 'storied' Auburn ever had including his senior year when he led the Tigers to an undefeated season in 2004 and was named the SEC Player of the Year and MVP of the SEC Championship Game.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 20, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Trent Williams v. Julius Peppers?

Read how Russell Okung made out from Footballoutsiders.com:

"...After a performance by Okung that netted Peppers one tackle and one quarterback hit, head coach Pete Carroll gave a passing grade for his new franchise protector. "He did really well. He played a very good game," Carroll said on Monday. "He got tossed around a little bit early, but then he settled in and was very consistent in pass protection. He did a nice job in the run game. So, he's really back now. He still so young -- it's still so early in his playing time -- but he came through in a big way."

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 20, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, I would also be inclined to sit Cooley for another week. Heard a bit of his radio interview on Monday and it was clear he was still suffering some after-effects from having his bell rung. With most of the season before us, there's no reason to rush him back before he's well and truly ready.

Posted by: Vic1 | October 20, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

I hope they can upgrade center and both guard spots through either the draft or free agency. Rabach, Hicks and Lichtensteiger all are average, borderline sucky.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | October 20, 2010 3:54 PM
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I think Hicks is solid. He makes the odd error but his technique has gotten better each week. I think the team could live with him another season or two. Rabach gets overwhelmed by any DT or nose who has some size, and he doesn't move as well as he used to. Lichtensteiger is just a mess. The guy wouldn't be starting on most teams in the league. Stevie Wonder could see that Dockery is better, although less mobile.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 20, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 20, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

IMO the undefeated JC year was the only time that the BCS left a truly deserving team out of the Nat Championship game. How the F do you go undefeated in the SEC and not go to the big one?

Posted by: Stu27 | October 20, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse


Jerry Jones: Bad luck has hurt Cowboys; we are playing better each week


having some fun reading cowboy fan comments on one of their blogs. the thread is at the dallas morning news and it's about jerry saying bad luck has hurt the cowboy's. here's a cut and paste of some cowboy fans spewing and a link is at the bottom:


BLEEDINBLUEANDSILVER
11:59 AM on October 20, 2010

Yes, Jerry this is a 1 and 4 team. You need to take a real look and admit your way has not worked since you and Jimmy decided that the 2 giant egos couldn't coexist. Come on and admit it 1 Super Bowl win since Jimmy left. We all know that Barry Switzer's Super Bowl win was with a team that Jimmy had buiilt. It was just good enough to hang on for two years, inspite of an inept coach and an owner that will not leave well enough alone.

well now, does that sound like tampon to you guy's ?


Cowboysfan1985
8:25 AM on October 20, 2010

I'm going to go against the grain and agree with Jerry for once. I think the team has played dumb football, but in all their losses, they are a play away from winning. The ball just doesn't fall their way, and they received some bad calls from refs. Good teams don't make these dumb mistakes though.

now that sounds more like tampon


SRW
9:40 AM on October 20, 2010

The headline should replace the word luck with GM.

sound familiar ? what a difference a year makes peeps. the cowboy's suck and we are competitive, with 2 division wins. and regardless of what any peep says, shanahan and allen have restored sanity to the Washington Redskins.


http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2010/10/jerry-jones-bad-luck-has-hurt.html


Posted by: hessone | October 20, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 20, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

IMO the undefeated JC year was the only time that the BCS left a truly deserving team out of the Nat Championship game. How the F do you go undefeated in the SEC and not go to the big one?

Posted by: Stu27 | October 20, 2010 4:02 PM |

That's one of my all-time favorite pub-debates. Everyone seems to argue that half of the players on that team were pros and JC just drove the car.

I say he did pretty well considering he was put into a new "car" every year he was at Auburn.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 20, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

...and regardless of what any peep says, shanahan and allen have restored sanity to the Washington Redskins.

Posted by: hessone | October 20, 2010 4:04 PM

With a couple sprinkles of insanity mixed in along the way...

Posted by: PlayAction | October 20, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

So, with Cooley, McIntosh and Haynesworth back on the field the Redskins should beat the Bears.

If any team that has a 4-2 record is vulnerable around the NFL, it's Chicago.

The Redskins match up well with the Chicago offense. Chicago's weak area is their offensive line. Their receivers are fast but not the most reliable. There is no dominant runner from scrimmage.

And last but not least they have a quarterback that can be goaded into throwing interceptions.

On the other side, you have Peppers and Urlacher in the front seven, but those DBs are vulnerable down the field in coverage.

Posted by: RoyHobbs4 | October 20, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

I thought the record holder for deflections was Monica Lowinsky's dress???

Seriously though, when did bat downs become good cover play? Does anyone remember Pat Fischer? Why in my day....

Posted by: ElYeah | October 20, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

He's sooo cute!! I'd love to take care of him if his "concussion" causes him to need TLC.

Posted by: rpcv84 | October 20, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone actually confirmed that Cooley had a concussion? For that matter, does anyone know what a concussion is?

Posted by: ShovelPlease | October 21, 2010 8:15 AM | Report abuse

What about the "players make to much money"
I'm always hearing that from people who leave comments.
Where are you people now?
Well Cooley dame well should be starting have you seen the money he makes on his salary. lol

I GUESS THEY DID NOT GET CONCUSSIONS IN THE 60'S,70'S AND 80'S.

Posted by: shamken | October 21, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

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