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.
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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