Redskins place Hightower, Cooley on IR

The Washington Redskins have placed both running back Tim Hightower and tight end Chris Cooley on season ending injured reserve.

Hightower suffered a torn ACL this past Sunday and Cooley underwent surgery on his shattered finger,  which has now wiped his season out prematurely as well.

The Redskins will be in good hands at the tight end position with the emergence of Fred Davis this season.  And both Ryan Torain and Roy Helu should fill in fine for Hightower.

UPDATE:  Cooley was placed on IR due to his knee,  not his finger.