Ashburn, Va. (AP) - Tight end Chris Cooley and Santana Moss are probably fighting for more than just their starting jobs with the Washington Redskins- they're likely battling for roster spots.
Cooley missed all of last summer's work following knee surgery and had just eight catches, 65 yards and no touchdowns in five games.
The 33-year-old Moss got off to a strong start, but his performance dropped off markedly once he returned from a four-game absence with a broken hand. He finished with just 46 catches, 585 yards and four touchdowns.
Cooley, who turns 30 on July 11, understands the task ahead of him. He said Tuesday he has big challenge ahead of him "in proving that I'm the player I think I can be and I'm still the player that I was."