Barry Cofield DL WAS 9 Days

Cofield (ankle) has been placed on short term IR and which means he can't play for eight weeks, the Washington Post reports.

Cofield will be able to practice with the team in six weeks then return after eight.

Barry Cofield DL WAS 11 Days

Cofield suffered a high ankle sprain during Sunday's Week 1 loss and is expected to miss at least three weeks, NFL.com reports.

Cofield was forced out of Sunday's game during the second quarter and will now have his streak of 80 consecutive starts snapped due to an ankle injury. With Cofield out for the next few weeks, Chris Baker could see increased playing time at nose tackle, moving Kedric Golston up the depth chart at left defensive end.

Barry Cofield DL WAS 11 Days

Cofield injured his ankle in the second quarter of Week 1 and did not return, the Washington Post reports.

Cofield's status for next week is uncertain. He has started in 80 consecutive games.

Barry Cofield DL WAS 4 Months

Redskins NT Barry Cofield (sports hernia) said he will "for sure" be ready when Washington opens training camp in late July.

The recovery time for sports-hernia surgery 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 Washington's 3-4 scheme. The Redskins played him at nose last season, however, and it looks like that will be his position in 2014 as well.

Barry Cofield DL WAS 4 Months

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 over at Pro Football Focus last season but struggled badly against the run, grading out in the bottom eight. He's missed just one game and two starts in eight seasons. Cofield will be flanked by DEs Jason Hatcher and Jarvis Jenkins in 2014.

Barry Cofield DL WAS Sep 05 '131 Comment

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

Barry Cofield DL WAS Sep 02 '13

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.

Barry Cofield DL WAS Aug 21 '13

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

Cofield is out for the remainder of the 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.

Barry Cofield DL WAS Aug 19 '13

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

The Redkskins 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 pass rusher in Pro Football Focus' 2012 end-of-year 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 early in the regular season, but Cofield's done for the preseason.

Barry Cofield DL WAS Jul 27 '11

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.