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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

Assessing where Redskins, Seahawks, Bills stand

Posted Jan. 24, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
With only three teams having hired new head coaches since the end of the season, NFList looks at the pros and cons facing the new field bosses in Buffalo, Seattle and Washington.

Redskins begin process of remaking O-line

Posted Jan. 22, 2010 @ 10:47 a.m. ET
The Redskins made two moves last week that were the first steps in the rebuilding of the offensive line, which was one of the worst units on the team this past season.

Would Haslett consider 3-4 for Redskins?

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
One of the interesting possibilities for new Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett could be the inclusion of some 3-4 looks and schemes in Washington.

Eagles hire April to coach special teams

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
The Eagles landed highly regarded special-teams coordinator Bobby April, signing him before the Redskins or any other team could land him.

Redskins hire Haslett to coordinate defense

Posted Jan. 13, 2010 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
The Redskins agreed to a deal with former Rams and Saints head coach Jim Haslett to be the team's defensive coordinator, according to various reports.

Redskins' Bugel retires after 32 years in NFL

Posted Jan. 13, 2010 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
Redskins assistant Joe Bugel, who spent 15 of his 32 NFL seasons coaching with the team, announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Rooney Rule has failed yet again

Posted Jan. 12, 2010 @ 1 p.m. ET
The Steelers point to head coach Mike Tomlin as proof that the Rooney Rule works, but most teams appear to sidestep the rule, writes Eric Edholm.

Could Redskins' Portis, Campbell both be gone?

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
There was a clear division between what new Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said about QB Jason Campbell and RB Clinton Portis, both of whom have questionable futures in Washington.

Redskins introduce Shanahan as coach

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Standing before a packed media room, new Redskins GM Bruce Allen introduced new head coach Mike Shanahan and said, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've got our man."

Shanahan becomes Redskins' new head coach

Posted Jan. 05, 2010 @ 10:16 p.m. ET
The Redskins have moved quickly to change their on-field leadership, firing head coach Jim Zorn early Monday and completing contract negotiations with Mike Shanahan on Tuesday evening as the long-rumored successor.

No surprise: Redskins fire Zorn

Posted Jan. 04, 2010 @ 5:56 a.m. ET
The Redskins fired head coach Jim Zorn early Monday morning after their return from Sunday's game in San Diego, GM Bruce Allen has confirmed.

Redskins' Campbell prepares for unknown future

Posted Jan. 01, 2010 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
There have been no indications that QB Jason Campbell will be a Redskin next season, though it's difficult to say what will happen to him until a new coach is hired.

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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