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Barry Cofield expects to be full speed by training camp after sports hernia surgery

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Redskins defensive tackle Barry Cofield isn’t taking part in the team’s organized team activities this week after having sports hernia surgery.

Coach Jay Gruden said “it wasn’t too long ago” that Cofield had the surgery, although Cofield himself opted not to reveal any details about his condition. Gruden said that the team is “hoping” to have Cofield at full speed by the start of camp, however, and Cofield said “for sure” when asked if he’d be back on the field this summer.

“I’m running pretty hard now,” Cofield said, via the Washington Post. “I feel good.”

Cofield has started every Redskins game over the last three seasons and has been a steady source of interior pass rush since coming to Washington. His work against the run hasn’t been nearly as impressive, but none of the other options at tackle for the Redskins offer the team nearly as much as Cofield. That makes it welcome news in Washington that he should be healthy and ready to go come late July.

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3 Responses to “Barry Cofield expects to be full speed by training camp after sports hernia surgery”
  1. hugeredskinsfan says: May 30, 2014 9:52 PM

    Love Cofield, but they are right. He is a bit of a liability when it comes to the run. We need a huge NT to stuff things up and do the dirty work.

  2. stunzeed5 says: May 30, 2014 10:00 PM

    Get well big fella, we need you!

  3. blackqbwhiterb says: May 30, 2014 10:05 PM

    I think the world of his play, work ethic, attitude, etc…. I do wonder with the age of him, Bowen, Hatcher & Golston why they didn’t use a late rd pick on a developmental prospect…. I fail to see the sense in taking a wr, te, rb, and a damn kicker with those picks, given the roster they have. Thanks for listening.

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