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Barry Cofield | Defensive Lineman

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 303
College: Northwestern
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Redskins NT Barry Cofield (sports hernia) said he will "for sure" be ready when Washington opens training camp in late July.
Sports-hernia surgery recovery is typically 1-2 months, leaving Cofield with plenty of time to get ready for camp. Cofield is a plus pass rusher that has struggled against the run throughout his career, which makes him better suited to play defensive end in Washington's 3-4. The Redskins played him at nose last season, however, and it looks like that will be his position in 2014 as well. May 31 - 2:03 PM

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Redskins NT Barry Cofield is sitting out OTAs after undergoing sports-hernia surgery earlier this offseason.

Recovery time is typically 1-2 months, so Cofield should be ready in plenty of time for training camp. Cofield was a top-five pass-rushing defensive tackle at Pro Football Focus last season, but struggled badly against the run, grading out in the bottom eight. He's missed one game and two starts in eight seasons. Cofield will be flanked by DEs Jason Hatcher and Jarvis Jenkins in 2014.
May 28 - 4:56 PM

Redskins NT Barry Cofield is expected to play with an "enormous cast" on his right hand in Monday night's game against the Eagles.

Cofield broke his hand during the preseason. He says it won't affect his performance, but he can't even buckle his own chinstrap. It can't be bad news for LeSean McCoy and Michael Vick. The over/under for this game is 51.5, the second-highest total on the board this week. Only Sunday's Falcons at Saints game is projected to feature more points.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 09:11:00 AM

Redskins NT Barry Cofield restructured his contract, clearing roughly $2.4 million in 2013 salary cap space.

Cofield agreed to trim his base salary from $4.05 million to $840,000, turning the difference into a "signing" bonus. The 29-year-old is signed through 2016. Cofield broke his right hand this preseason but will be ready Week 1.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 07:50:00 PM

Redskins NT Barry Cofield (broken right hand) will be active for Week 1.

Cofield is out for the rest of preseason, but will sport a club or something like it for the opener if his hand isn't fully healed. It's not a major concern.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 06:43:00 PM

Redskins NT Barry Cofield suffered a broken right hand in Monday night's preseason game against the Steelers.

The Redskins have been ravaged by injuries in their second preseason game. We haven't had a blurb on Cofield in over two calendar years, but he graded out as a top-ten interior pass rusher in Pro Football Focus' 2012 rankings. Since signing with the Redskins prior to 2011, Cofield has 5.5 sacks and has started all 32 games. He might be able to put a club-like cast on his hand and give it a go for the season opener, but Cofield's done for the preseason.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 10:39:00 PM

The Redskins have not yet decided whether to use Barry Cofield at defensive end or nose tackle.

They'll sort it out on the training camp practice field. Cofield, who signed a six-year, $36 million blockbuster late Tuesday night, was a nose tackle in the Giants' 4-3. At 6'4/306 he's built more like a defensive end for Washington's 3-4 scheme, but it isn't like the Redskins have better options inside. We still have the expectation that Cofield will be a "0-technique" nose.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 09:57:00 PM

Redskins agreed to terms with NT Barry Cofield on a six-year contract.

The Redskins were fully expected to pursue Cofield, who will presumably replace Ma'ake Kemoeatu as the starting nose tackle in Jim Haslett's 3-4 scheme. Cofield bounced back nicely in 2010, grading out as a top-12 tackle in Pro Football Focus' ratings and particularly excelling as a run defender. Mike Shanahan's club is still expected to battle the Cowboys for free agent DE Cullen Jenkins this week.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 12:31:00 AM

The Giants are not expected to "put up a big fight" to keep free agent NT Barry Cofield.

Cofield has acknowledged as much himself several times over the past couple of months. The Giants have refused to extend his contract, opting instead to draft Linval Joseph and Marvin Austin. Cofield could end up following coach Steve Spagnuolo and DT Fred Robbins to St. Louis.
Sun, Jul 3, 2011 03:17:00 PM

Free agent NT Barry Cofield insists he's completely recovered from early January shoulder surgery.

Cofield's preference is to return to the Big Apple, but he believes he'll be "pushed to the end of the line" with other key Giants hitting the market. A bargain for five years, Cofield will instead cash in elsewhere. The Rams are considered the favorite for his services.
Wed, Jun 29, 2011 10:11:00 AM

Free agent NT Barry Cofield says his preference is to re-sign and finish his career with the Giants, but he sees the writing on the wall.

Cofield is a good player, but the G-Men won't pay him after using back-to-back second-round picks on defensive tackles Linval Joseph and Marvin Austin. "It definitely does make you think that maybe they are preparing for life without me," he said. "And if that is the case, then so be it." Cofield is expected to draw interest from the Rams if he hits unrestricted free agency.
Wed, May 18, 2011 09:10:00 PM

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch thinks the Rams could have strong interest in free agent NT Barry Cofield if he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

Rams HC Steve Spagnuolo was Cofield's defensive coordinator his first three seasons in the NFL, and St. Louis has a need at defensive tackle. Cofield is adamant that he will not play under a one-year tender for the second consecutive season if he is made a restricted free agent, and is likely done in New York, regardless, after the Giants took Marvin Austin on day two of the draft.
Sun, May 15, 2011 11:01:00 AM

Free agent NT Barry Cofield believes his "time's probably up" with the Giants after the addition of second-round DT Marvin Austin.

"I don't feel pressure, uptightness or anger when they draft a guy," said Cofield. "I just want my fair chance ... to go out there and secure my future." The Giants nearly worked out a trade last year, and that could be the case again this summer if Cofield isn't allowed to test the free-agent waters. Like the Vikes' Ray Edwards, Cofield insists he won't play under a one-year tender for a second straight year. He'll be sought after as a run stopper on the open market.
Wed, May 11, 2011 08:53:00 AM

Giants NT Barry Cofield will consider requesting a trade if five-year veterans end up as restricted free agents again this year.

It would only happen if the league reverts to last year's rules in lieu of a new CBA that would free all players with four or more years of service time. Cofield wants a long-term deal instead of playing on another one-year tender. The Giants had a deal worked out with the Saints last year, but Cofield rejected New Orleans' contract offer.
Thu, Mar 31, 2011 08:02:00 PM

Free agent NT Barry Cofield says his range of motion after shoulder surgery is "great," and anticipates being 100 percent by summer.

Cofield is working out at TEST to rehab the shoulder. The surgery was his fourth that we've confirmed -- Cofield has three previous knee operations, including two in the 2010 offseason including one microfracture. Though Cofield has been durable on the field, the wear and tear on his body could limit his market value. He is still pretty young, though, turning 27 next week.
Thu, Mar 10, 2011 09:17:00 AM

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