Redskins Quick Snap: Cofield restructures

Updated: September 2, 2013
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Washington Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield decided to help out his team off the field. Cofield agreed to a contract restructure that will save the team over $2 million in cap savings.

Cofield agreed to a change late last week that will save the team approximately $2.4 million in salary cap space this season, according to The Washington Post. His original base salary of $4.05 million was reduced to $840,000, the minimum available to a player with seven to nine years’ experience, with the remaining $3.21 million converted to a bonus.

With the NFL mandated collusion cap penalty, the Redskins have had very little cap room to maneuver roster changes.

On the punt returner front, you have to think fifth round draft pick Chris Thompson should, see action on returns. Thompson returned a 69 yard punt for a TD in the final preseason game against Tampa Bay. However, Mike Shanahan also mentioned that wide receivers Josh Morgan a d Santana Moss could see punt return duties as well. Entering the season, CB Richard Crawford was set to be punt returner, but will kiss the entire season with a knee injury.