Barry Cofield this week is making his comeback from the short-term injured reserve list, but Chris Baker will remain the starting nose tackle for now, and Cofield will take on a different role.
Fully recovered from two injuries, Barry Cofield isn’t presuming he’ll supplant Chris Baker at nose tackle vs. Tampa Bay.
Robert Griffin III and Barry Cofield addressed the media during back-to-back podium sessions and discussed the state of the team, and the upcoming game.
Washington's nose tackle, out for the past eight weeks, returns.
Jay Gruden didn't commit to Cofield as the starter at nose tackle, but said he'll help a defensive line that has struggled generating pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
Coaches are confident that Chris Baker can handle the move from defensive end to nose tackle. But the whole line must raise its level of play, defensive end Jason Hatcher says.
The Redskins will place nose tackle Barry Cofield on their short-term injured reserve list, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden is planning as if the starting nose tackle and tight end will be out for a while.
Tight end Jordan Reed and nose tackle Barry Cofield both left Washington's season opener against the Houston Texans with first-half injuries.
Nose tackle Barry Cofield has practiced without limitation, and three days into training camp said that he feels great following his real football action since last season.