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.
<span data-shortcode="annotation" data-id="433" data-text="Redskins" data-canon="Washington Redskins" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" id="shortcode0"> 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.
The Redskins placed nose tackle Barry Cofield on short-term injured reserve with a high ankle sprain. He can't practice for six weeks or play for the next eight weeks.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden said nose tackle Barry Cofield suffered a high ankle sprain Week 1 at Houston and "could miss some time." Chris Baker is expected to replace Cofield in the starting lineup.
Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) and defensive tackle Barry Cofield (ankle) both left the game Week 1 at Houston due to injuries. They were both downgraded from questionable to out at the beginning of the second half.
The Washington Redskins were all over Bears quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Josh McCown all afternoon during the Week 7 win at home against Chicago. In the end, however, the team registered only two sacks.
Nose tackles Chris Baker and Barry Cofield produced the sacks on the afternoon for Washington. It was Baker's sack that injured Cutler and caused him to leave the game.
The 29-year-old veteran Cofield now has three sacks on the season for Washington to go with 12 tackles. He's registered all three sacks in his last three games.
Baker, 26, picked up just his first sack of the year. In fact, it was the first quarterback take down of his career and it sent Cutler to the locker room. Baker has eight tackles on the year. Washington plays its next game at Denver Week 8.
The Redskins spent much of their Sunday afternoon chasing and dumping Oakland quarterback Matt Flynn. Among the chief chasers and dumpers was veteran defensive tackle Barry Cofield.
Cofield manged just two tackles on the day, but both of them were sacks. He will not get any sacks next week - the Redskins are on a bye after their first win of the year.
Redskins defensive lineman Barry Cofield, who has a hand injury but hasn't missed any time yet this season, is active and will start in the Week 3 home game against the Lions. Cofield continues to play with that big club on his injured hand, but has four tackles in two games.
The Redskins enter Week 3 against the Lions with six players on the injury report, and all six of them were listed as questionable for Sunday's game. They are: wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (groin); kicker Kai Forbath (groin); defensive back Brandon Merriweather (concussion); and defensive linemen Barry Cofield (hand), Kedric Golston (abdomen) and Stephen Bowen (knee).
The following Redskins defensive players were listed on the injury report as probable for the Week 2 game at Green Bay but are active and ready to play: DB David Amerson (back); DL Chris Baker (illness); and DL Barry Cofield (hand).
The Redskins have five players listed on the injury report as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers in Week 2. Those players are: safety Brandon Meriweather (groin); defensive back David Amerson (back); defensive linemen Chris Baker (illness) and Barry Cofield (hand); and running back Chris Thompson (ankle).
Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield is active and ready to play Monday night in the Week 1 home game against the Eagles. Cofield was actually removed off the injury report before the week of practice was over. Cofield has fully recovered from a fractured hand.
Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield was cleared from the injury report Saturday, which indicates he will play Monday night against Philadelphia. The veteran was inactive in the preseason finale with a fractured hand, but has worked his way back.
Cofield has started all but one game during his seven-year career with the Giants and Redskins.
Redskins defensive lineman Barry Cofield was ruled inactive for Thursday's preseason finale against Tampa Bay as he continues to work his way back from a fractured hand injury. Cofield has a cast on his hand but may be ready to play come Week 1 against the Eagles.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said defensive lineman Barry Cofield will wear a cast for his fractured hand, but his fingers will be free. Cofield wore a club on his hand Monday, but he did not practice.
The Redskins have released their list of inactives for their Saturday game against Buffalo. As expected, quarterbacks Robert Griffin III (knee) and Kirk Cousins (foot) are among the inactives, as are safety Brandon Meriweather (knee) and defensive tackle Barry Cofield (hand). Third-stringer Rex Grossman will start at quarterback.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said nose tackle Barry Cofield (fractured hand) is unlikely to play Saturday against the Bills, but would be able to play if it was a regular-season game, reports ESPNRadio 980.