The Washington Redskins have the league's worst defense, but its offense a lot of premium players.
One of them is two-time Pro Bowl tight end Chris Cooley, who is second on his team in catches (28) and receiving yards (340) and leads the team with two touchdown receptions.
But Cooley's status for Sunday's game against the Bears is very much in doubt, after he suffered a concussion Sunday night in a loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Cooley said on WJFK in Washington, D.C., that he endured the hit in the second quarter. But Cooley played into the third quarter, even catching two passes.
"I was completely there," Cooley said on former Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington's radio show. "I passed all the doctors' tests and stuff [at halftime], but as I kept playing, it just started to get more and more of a headache, and I was a little bit slow, and I went over to our trainers and just said, 'It's done.' You don't want to risk it."
Cooley told reporters Monday that he was scheduled to take a CT scan today and he would be allowed to practice if he was symptom free for two days.
Asked if he expected to play Sunday at Chicago, he said: "I would like to, yeah."
The Redskins offense is ranked 15th in the NFL behind new quarterback Donovan McNabb. The pass offense is ranked 9th in the league.
Last Sunday, the Bears got shredded by another former Pro Bowl quarterback, Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck. McNabb, though, is more mobile and crafty than Hasselbeck ,whom the Bears failed to sack in the game.