The agent for veteran DL Barry Cofield, Mike McCartney, announced via his Twitter account Friday that the Redskins are releasing his client.
Barry Cofield was informed by the @Redskins that they are terminating his contract. Barry had a great 4 years in Washington.
— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) February 27, 2015
ESPN’s John Keim mentioned earlier in the day that Cofield may have had to take a pay cut to remain with the team.
Cofield, 30, still had another two years remaining on his six-year, $36 million contract that included $12.5 million guaranteed. He had base salaries of $4.55 million (2015) and $5.55 million (2016) coming his way over the remainder of the agreement.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Cofield will create $4,122,500 in available cap space, but also leaves them with $3,555,000 in dead money.
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.