Barry Cofield DL WAS 3 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 3 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 12 Months1 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 12 Months

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.

Barry Cofield DL WAS Jul 27 '11

Redskins agreed to terms with DT Barry Cofield on a six-year contract.

The Redskins were fully expected to pursue Cofield, who will presumably replace Ma'ake Kemoeatu as the starting nose tackle in Jim Haslett's 3-4 scheme. Cofield bounced back nicely in 2011, grading out as a top-12 tackle in Pro Football Focus' ratings. Mike Shanahan's club is still expected to battle the Cowboys for free agent DE Cullen Jenkins this week.

Barry Cofield DL WAS Jul 03 '11

The Giants are not expected to "put up a big fight" to keep free agent NT Barry Cofield.

Cofield has acknowledged as much himself several times over the past couple of months. The Giants have refused to extend his contract, opting instead to draft Linval Joseph and Marvin Austin. Cofield could end up following coach Steve Spagnuolo and DT Fred Robbins to St. Louis.

Barry Cofield DL WAS Jun 29 '11

Free agent NT Barry Cofield insists he's completely recovered from early January shoulder surgery.

Cofield's preference is to return to the Big Apple, but he believe he'll be "pushed to the end of the line" with other key Giants hitting the market. A bargain for five years, Cofield will instead cash in elsewhere. The Rams are considered the favorite for his services.