Defensive lineman Barry Cofield activated, Jackson Jeffcoat waived

November 11, 2014

The Redskins announced that they have activated nose tackle Barry Cofield from the short-term injured reserve list. To make room for him on the 53-man roster, Washington waived backup linebacker Jackson Jeffcoat.

Barry Cofield. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Barry Cofield. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Cofield, a ninth-year veteran, has spent the past eight weeks on the injured list, while nursing a strained groin and a high ankle sprain.

Cofield began practicing with his teammates three weeks ago, but wasn’t permitted by league rules to return to the active roster until this week.

Jeffcoat had spent time on Washington’s practice squad before getting called up to the roster four games ago. He dressed for only one game, seeing time on special teams.

The Redskins have room on their practice squad to re-sign Jeffcoat if he clears waivers and they desire to do so.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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Mike Jones · November 11, 2014