Cofield, a ninth-year veteran was slated to count for roughly $7.7 million against the cap this coming season.
In the last of a series reviewing how Washington's top players performed, a look at six of the defensive linemen, and decisions on which should be back.
After missing last week's game because of a lower leg contusion, wide receiver DeSean Jackson returned to action in a limited capacity on Wednesday.
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 appreciated his teammates expressing confidence in him and talking about unity and accountability.
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.
The Thursday update on injuries for the Redskins and Jaguars.