The Washington Times - October 21, 2012, 10:16PM

Tight end Chris Cooley is closing in on a new contract with the Redskins, a source with knowledge of the situation said Sunday night. The move was expected after tight end Fred Davis suffered a season-ending torn left Achilles tendon during Sunday’s 27-23 loss to the New York Giants.

Cooley, 30, could sign as early as Monday morning. The franchise’s all-time leader in receptions by a tight end played for the club from 2004 until he was released in August.

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Cooley turned down multiple offers to play for other teams partly because he wanted to wait to see whether an opportunity to re-sign with Washington would arise. He could not be reached for comment.