The Redskins cut defensive lineman Barry Cofield Friday, according to Cofield's agent Mike McCartney. The team later confirmed the report. Cofield spent four seasons with Washington, including 2014 where he played in eight games, totaling seven tackles with one sack. He totaled 100 tackles and nine sacks in his four years with the Redskins. The move will reportedly save the team $4.2 million in cap space with a $3.6 million cap hit, according to the Washington Post. Cofield reportedly failed a physical, leading to his release.
The Redskins enter Week 14 pretty banged up, with 10 players listed on its final injury report for Sunday's game against the Giants. Linebacker Will Compton (shoulder) and defensive lineman Barry Cofield Jr. (illness) were the only two players on the report deemed probable. Defensive end Jason Hatcher (knee), defensive end Kedric Golston (back, foot), wide receiver DeSean Jackson (shin), quarterback Colt McCoy (neck) and defensive lineman Chris Baker (chest, toe) were all ruled as questionable. Meanwhile, running back Roy Helu Jr. (toe), safety Brandon Meriweather (toe) and linebacker Keenan Robinson (knee) were all ruled out for the game.
The Redskins were without Barry Cofield, Jason Hatcher, Roy Helu, and Keenan Robinson during Wednesday's practice to get ready for Week 15 against the Giants. Coefield, who is dealing with an illness, has only appeared in five games this year and has six tackles. Helu suffered a toe injury in Week 14 and is unlikely to play Sunday.
The Redskins activated nose tackle Barry Cofield from short-term IR and waived linebacker Jackson Jeffcoat, the team announced. Cofield suffered a high ankle sprain in the season opener at Houston.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden told reporters Monday the team is considering removing defensive tackle Barry Cofield from the short-term injured reserve list. Cofield was placed on the short-term IR list in September after suffering a high ankle sprain Week 1 at Houston. The Redskins have until Wednesday to make the roster move.