Chris Russell of ESPN 980 reports that the Redskins are planning to place DT Barry Coefield on injured reserve with the designation to return.
Cofield suffered a high ankle sprain during last weekend’s loss to the Texans. Head coach Jay Gruden did say that this could be a possibility for Coefield.
Washington currently has Chris Baker as their backup nose tackle, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see them add some extra depth in the coming days.
Coefield, 30, is entering the fourth year of his six-year, $36 million contract that includes $12.5 million guaranteed. He has a base salary of $4.55 million coming his way in 2014 and 2015.
Last year, Coefield appeared in all 16 games and recorded 32 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and a fumble recovery.