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Free Agent DT Barry Cofield Looking To Play For A Contender, Packers & Colts Options?

Jason Cole of B/R has spoken to multiple general managers regarding free agent DT Barry Cofield, who considered to be the best available defensive player.

Cofield is reportedly still recovering from offseason surgery, but he’s planning on returning to the NFL sometime around October. Cole adds that Cofield would like to catch on with a contender at that point.

Cole specifically mentions that Colts and Packers as two teams he’d be interested in playing for, depending on their needs at that point in the season.

Cofield admitted a few months back that he unfortunately had a setback in recovery earlier in the year, which forced him to undergo a second procedure.

There hasn’t been any reported interest in Cofield since he became available several months ago, but it sounds like interest in him could pick up in the next month or so.

Cofield, 31, had another two years remaining on his six-year, $36 million contract when the Redskins cut him loose in a move that created $4,122,500 in available cap space.

In 2014, Cofield recorded seven tackles and a sack over the course of eight games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 68 defensive tackle in the league out of 81 qualifying players.