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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

Bengals put C Cook on I.R. recall; sign TE Quinn

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Bengals C Kyle Cook received the “designated to return” injury label, allowing him to be placed on injured reserve with the option of being reactivated later.

Report: Redskins S Jackson suspended indefinitely

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
Redskins S Tanard Jackson has been suspended indefinitely with a review in a year for violating the league’s drug policy.

Jets claim P Lanning off waivers

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
The Jets claimed P Spencer Lanning off waivers from the Browns, creating competition for second-year P T.J. Conley.

Redskins release TE Cooley

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
The Redskins released TE Chris Cooley on Tuesday. Cooley went to two Pro Bowls in his time with the 'Skins.

Redskins add Cundiff, part ways with Gano

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 9:13 a.m. ET
The Redskins have agreed to a deal with former Ravens PK Billy Cundiff, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday.

Redskins cut PK Rackers, trade CB Barnes

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 6:47 p.m. ET
Graham Gano won the Redskins' PK competition with Neil Rackers, as the team cut Rackers. It also traded CB Kevin Barnes to Detroit.

Redskins ORT Brown has hip surgery

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Redskins ORT Jammal Brown has undergone another surgery on his left hip, ruling him out for 4-6 more weeks.

Former Redskins RB Portis to retire

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Former Redskins RB Clinton Portis will announce his retirement at Redskins Park on Thursday, the team announced.

Chalk this up as knowledge for Redskins' Griffin

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Robert Griffin III needed a rough game like Saturday loss to the Bears. He says he can take something positive away from it.

Orakpo, Meriweather to have MRIs

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo and SS Brandon Meriweather will undergo MRIs after leaving the team's preseason loss to the Bears with injuries.

Redskins NT Neild done for 2012 with torn ACL

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Redskins NT Chris Neild suffered a torn ACL in Monday’s practice and will miss the rest of the season.

Redskins rookie RGIII displays Spider-Man, Hulk

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 1 p.m. ET
The Redskins opened their locker room to reporters for the first time Tuesday, revealing an RGIII cubbyhole with six figurines, including Spider-Man and the Hulk.

Gano, Rackers battling to be Redskins kicker

Posted Aug. 11, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
One of four preseason games down and the Redskins are no closer to resolving their kicking competition.

Haslett's future with Redskins still undetermined

Posted Aug. 06, 2012 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett might need another strong season in D.C. to ensure his return in 2013.

DE Balmer absent from Redskins camp

Posted Aug. 02, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
Former first-round pick DE Kentwan Balmer was not at Redskins training camp for a second day in a row.

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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