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Barry Cofield says ‘for sure’ he’ll be ready for start of training camp

Barry Cofield (96) is missing OTAs after undergoing recent hernia surgery (Ben Margot/Associated Press)

Defensive tackle Barry Cofield says he expects to be practicing without any restrictions by the time the Washington Redskins open training camp in July in Richmond.

“For sure,” Cofield said after Thursday’s practice at Redskins Park.

Cofield underwent hernia surgery recently. He declined to discuss details of the injury and surgery, but Coach Jay Gruden confirmed the procedure and said “it wasn’t too long ago” that it took place. Gruden said Thursday that Cofield is “making quick strides to get better” and the team is “hoping to get him full go at least by the start” of training camp.

It does not appear that Cofield will participate in the Redskins’ remaining organized team activities, or OTAs, this offseason. But he said things are progressing well.

“I’m running pretty hard now,” Cofield said Thursday. “I feel good.”

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Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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