Chris Cooley will retire from the NFL and join the Washington Redskins’ radio broadcasts as an analyst, according to a person familiar with the situation.
An official announcement of Cooley’s hiring as an analyst is to come later Tuesday, the person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the news had not yet been made public.

Cooley, 31, retires after nine seasons with the Redskins. The tight end was released by the team in training camp prior to last season. But the Redskins re-signed Cooley during the season after a season-ending injury suffered by their starter at the position, Fred Davis.
Cooley, one of the most popular players in franchise history, had only one catch in his return. But he said repeatedly that he was happy he returned to the team and enjoyed being part of the Redskins’ run to an NFC East title with rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. He said he was in contact with other NFL teams after the Redskins released him in training camp but decided he would play only for the Redskins.