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Barry Cofield

Barry Cofield - #96 - NT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 318 lbs.
Birthday 03/19/1984
Birthplace Cleveland Heights, OH
College Northwestern
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 4th round, 27th pick by Giants

Redskins re-sign C Rabach

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
The team announced Monday the re-signing of C Casey Rabach to a contract extension. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Redskins may be powerless to get Bradford

Posted March 07, 2010 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
The Redskins appear to have set their sights on Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford, but it's looking more unlikely that they will be able to get him.

Redskins sign ex-Vikings OL Hicks

Posted March 06, 2010 @ 8:40 p.m. ET
The Vikings lost another key free agent Saturday when versatile OL Artis Hicks agreed to a deal with the Redskins. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

NFC East team needs

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
Regardless of whether RB Clinton Portis is still in Washington next season, the Redskins need new blood at running back. PFW concludes its analysis of team needs with the NFC East.

Redskins clean house: Griffin, Randle El, Thomas, Smoot, Betts, others gone

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
The Redskins are prepared to release a host of big-name players, all over the age of 30, according to multiple reports. Among the expected cuts are DT Cornelius Griffin, WR Antwaan Randle El, ORG Randy Thomas, RB Ladell Betts, CB ...

Redskins OLT Samuels will announce retirement Thursday

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
Chris Samuels, the Redskins’ six-time Pro Bowl tackle, will announce his retirement on Thursday following a serious neck injury last season.

Redskins OT Samuels to retire

Posted March 01, 2010 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
According a report in the Washington Post, Redskins OLT Chris Samuels is expected to announce his retirement in a news conference this week at Redskins Park.

Redskins open up QB position to questions

Posted Feb. 28, 2010 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Head coach Mike Shanahan gave some glimpses into how his team might look next season but offered few concrete answers, especially at QB.

Shanahan: Redskins have options at tight end

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
One of the positions the Redskins have some offensive depth is at tight end, and Mike Shanahan is open to the idea of getting Chris Cooley and Fred Davis on the field at the same time.

Kyle Shanahan, not Mike, will call Redskins' plays

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Although Mike Shanahan mostly spoke in generalities at the Combine about his team's specific plans next season, he did reveal one interesting nugget.

Shanahan: 'Let's not talk about' Portis

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan didn't reveal much in his Combine talk with the media, personnel-wise, but his silence on RB Clinton Portis leads to speculation he won't return.

Redskins' Westbrook arrested for DUI

Posted Feb. 22, 2010 @ 1:34 a.m. ET
Redskins CB Byron Westbrook was arrested early Friday and charged with driving under the influence, according to a spokeswoman for the Charles County (Md.) Sheriff's Department.

Redskins name Wright, not Romanowski, as strength coach

Posted Feb. 12, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
The Redskins today named Ray Wright as their head strength and conditioning coach.

Redskins hire McCardell to coach receivers

Posted Feb. 02, 2010 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The Redskins announced Tuesday that they have named Keenan McCardell as the team's wide receivers coach.

Zorn says Campbell can be very good

Posted Jan. 28, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
Former Redskins head coach Jim Zorn told PFW he thinks QB Jason Campbell still can become a Pro Bowl-level quarterback — if he gets more help from the rest of the offense.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted July 27, 2011
A person familiar with the negotiations says Cofield has agreed to a 6-year, $36 million deal with the Washington Redskins. In the deal $12.5 million is guaranteed, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because free agent contracts can't be signed until Friday.||||||| Cofield has been a steady presence up front for the New York Giants for five seasons, although he'll have to make the transition to nose tackle in the Redskins' 3-4 defense. Cofield essentially replaces Albert Haynesworth, whom the Redskins are expected to cut or trade.
Posted Oct. 14, 2010
Playing on the Giants' star-studded defensive line, Cofield could easily get lost in the crowd. While Cofield has made his share of plays in helping the Giants take over the NFL's No. 1 ranking on defense, he is also the guy in the middle of the line who allows the other guys to excel.||||||| Cofield has two sacks and has come up with a unique "Don't tase me, bro" dance. The former Northwestern star holds his fist in the air and then holds it against his side and twitches as if the volts were pulsing through his body. Teammate Justin Tuck loves the move, as well as what Cofield is doing on the field.
Posted May 22, 2010
Cofield has said he is not upset that the Giants nearly traded him to the Super Bowl champion Saints.||||||| Cofield said he understands the NFL is a business. General manager Jerry Reese has assured Cofield he is not on the trading block, it's just that the Saints made a great offer, according to the Newark Star-Ledger. "To me, there's a difference between being on the trading block and accepting an offer they felt like they couldn't refuse," Cofield told the newspaper. "I was told I wasn't being shopped around and that I was still going to be the guy here."

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