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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' defense might just need tweaking

Posted Jan. 06, 2012 @ 5:43 a.m. ET
With all the attention the Redskins' offense is sure to get this offseason, it's easy to forget about the other side of the ball.

Gerhart needs to show he's real deal

Posted Dec. 03, 2011 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Time may be running out for RB Toby Gerhart to show he can fill in for Adrian Peterson without the Vikings having a huge drop-off, according to NFC Whispers.

Redskins poach division rivals to revamp D-line

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
The Redskins used the draft and free agency to improve a defensive front that struggled last season.

Report: DT Cofield agrees to terms with Redskins

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. ET
DT Barry Cofield will have a new team in the same division in 2011, as he has agreed to terms with the Redskins.

Rams could be considering familiar free-agent faces

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
After benefiting from the addition last season of DT Fred Robbins, we hear the Rams could be on the prowl for more familiar veteran free-agent defenders this offseason. 

Lockout limbo: Giants report

Posted May 29, 2011 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
With NFL teams stuck in a state of limbo thanks to the lingering lockout, we offer our take on where the Giants stand.

Giants have immediate plans for DT Austin

Posted May 16, 2011 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
With DT Barry Cofield likely departing via free agency, rookie Marvin Austin has an opportunity to step in an contribute right away for the Giants, who believe he can be an active and dangerous interior rusher.

Reports: Giants tender RB Bradshaw, WR Smith

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 8:17 p.m. ET
The Giants placed restricted free-agent tenders on six players, including RB Ahmad Bradshaw, on Tuesday.

Giants' defensive improvement starts up front

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 9:18 a.m. ET
It's becoming clear that the Giants' defensive improvement starts with the defensive line, a group that went from bedrock in 2007 and '08 to blemish last season.

Source: Giants no longer shopping Cofield

Posted May 14, 2010 @ 1:32 a.m. ET
After he thwarted a deal with New Orleans during the draft, unsigned Giants NT Barry Cofield is no longer on the trading block, a league source told NFL.com Thursday.

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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