The Redskins had until tomorrow to activate NT Barry Cofield from IR with designation to return who was recovering from a high-ankle sprain. The decision was made today during an off day for the team, and Cofield is now officially back with the team. Cofield returned to practice 3 weeks ago, and Head Coach Jay Gruden said that he looks better now, than he did at the start of the season when he was still recovering from offseason hernia surgery. Cofield joins Stephen Bowen on the defensive line, both of whom missed most of the season. With Cofield's return, Chris Baker will likely shift back over to DE which gives the Redskins a starting lineup of Jason Hatcher, Barry Cofield, and Chris Baker. Cofield should play in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, but he could have his time limited.
The Redskins needed to make a corresponding roster move to make room for Cofield, and the person that got waived was OLB Jackson Jeffcoat. Jeffcoat was signed to the active roster on 10/8, and hasn't seen the field often. The Redskins also re-signed OLB Everette Brown who took over the 3rd OLB position. The Redskins currently have 3 OLBs on the roster. Jackson was on the practice squad, and will most likely be placed there again if he clears waivers. The Redskins still have one open spot to fill on their practice squad after signing TE Chase Dixon this week.