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Shanahan: Redskins have options at tight end

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By Eric Edholm

One of the positions the Redskins have some offensive depth is at tight end, at least in terms of receiving prowess. Chris Cooley was productive in the first part of the season, and Fred Davis emerged as a pass-catching threat when Cooley went down with a foot injury in the second half. Head coach Mike Shanahan said he thinks having those two options should give the Redskins great competition at the TE position. "That's what you want: as many good players at every position," Shanahan told PFW. "If you have two great players that are playing very consistently, you have to make sure you have two tight ends on the field (at the same time)." Getting both tight ends on the field wasn't always something the previous coaching staff took advantage of, but Shanahan appears to be open to the idea of using more two-TE formations with twin receiving threats.


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