Redskins land Barry Cofield

AP

Defensive tackle Barry Cofield has been waiting to become a free agent for a long time.

He finally got his freedom on Tuesday, and found the right team interested in his services.  Josina Anderson of FOX31 in Denver reports that Cofield and the Redskins have agreed to terms on a new contract.

Cofield will help to fill the Haynesworth-sized hole in the middle of Washington’s defensive line.  Don’t be surprised if the Redskins still aggressively pursue other linemen, like Cullen Jenkins.

31 responses to “Redskins land Barry Cofield

  1. The Redskins need bodies on both the offensive and defensive line. Good Signing for them. They should definitely go after Cullen Jenkins still. And they drafted that linemen out of Clemson. They are moving in the right direction.

    As long as Shanny and Allen keep making the decisions and DAN SNYDER stays out of it they’ll be alright.

  2. Didn’t he say “anywhere BUT the Giants!” …?

    Did New York loosen their gun laws while he was in the can?

  3. Barry Cofield is still a great player. Keep sleeping on the Redskins if you wish…they are quietly rebuilding from the ground up.

    Every Giants fan knows that Bernard is the anchor Def Tackle on NY”s D-line. #96 WILL be missed!

  4. I don’t think he’s replacing Haynesworth. But coupled with Jenkins, the 2nd round pick, Golston and Holliday are on the outside looking in.

  5. @ illbillgiantz4lif

    Really? They’re rebuilding? With Rex Grossman and John Beck at QB, a rag-tag OL, no WR’s, and more overpaid defensive free agents that don’t even fit in with their schemes? Danny Snyder everybody.

  6. Good move and there’s more to come…

    Now onto my other issue there seems to be a lot of hating going on I mean all the criticizm as to who will be Washinton’s QB but I unlike some here won’t pass judgement until I have solid proof…I mean come on really how many teams passed on Tom Brady figuring he couldn’t win??? 32 teams for 6 rounds…

    And who was that bagging groceries and playing in the arena league because teams thought he didn’t have what it took to play in the NFL oh that’s right Kurt Warner….

    Sure Beck may not have NFL highlights to give you give goosebumps and all we have is 4 games on a really bad Miami team as a rookie don’t use that as evidence people, Grossman may not thrill you either however he did get the Bears to the Superbowl and my only issue with him is he’s a Gator QB and I haven’t seen one yet who’s panned out in the NFL. Here’s another QB no one thought could win at the NFL but given a second chance proved skeptics wrong remember one Steve Young during his Tampa days???

    So it would be wise for all the naysayers to hold their tongues until the dust has settled…

  7. Once Again, Daniel Snyder overpays for a DT that played in a 4-3 defense that will have to make the transition to a 3-4. ( see Albert Haynesworth and how that worked out).

  8. “I really like Cofield but why are the ‘Skins signing another 4-3 lineman to play on their 3-4 defense?” – Are you guys serious? Please, find me a 3-4 DT that hasn’t played in a 4-3!!

    @Stealthhawk Other than Fat Al – who is an overpaid defensive free agent on the skins??

    Danny’s overpaying days are done kids, let it go. Vinny is gone.

  9. lsjackson2 says:
    Jul 27, 2011 1:17 AM
    The Redskins need bodies on both the offensive and defensive line. Good Signing for them. They should definitely go after Cullen Jenkins still. And they drafted that linemen out of Clemson. They are moving in the right direction.

    As long as Shanny and Allen keep making the decisions and DAN SNYDER stays out of it they’ll be alright.
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    Yeah Shanny was great at signing free agents in Denver!

    Travis Henry, Marquand Manuel, Marlon McCree, Sam Adams, Alvin McKinley… oh boy it could go on forever.

  10. richm2256 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:56 AM

    Didn’t he say “anywhere BUT the Giants!” …?

    Did New York loosen their gun laws while he was in the can?
    ————————————————————————
    That was Plaxico Burress. Is this story about Plaxico Burress? Does that picture LOOK like Plaxico Burress? Does that man pictured LOOK like a legitimate “red zone target”?

    spytheweb says: Jul 27, 2011 6:04 AM

    Sorry to see him go. BTW, that’s a picture of Fred Robbins.
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    Sorry dude, but that’s Barry “Don’t Taze Me, Bro” Cofield. Fred Robbins never had facial hair.

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