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Redskins to give Cofield $36M deal to man the nose

CBSSports.com wire reports
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ASHBURN, Va. -- A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent defensive tackle Barry Cofield has agreed to a 6-year, $36 million deal with the Washington Redskins.

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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.

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