Defensive tackle Barry Cofield is about to complete his fifth season with the Giants, and it could be his last when the team faces the Redskins in Washington.
"I have thought about that," said Cofield, who signed a one-year contract as a restricted free agent during the off-season. "We've done some good things and that’s another reason I’d like to go out with a win. You never know the group of guys you’re with now will be together. Odds are you’re not going to have that exact game group next year. If nothing else, we should enjoy our time together, go out here and win and if this is the end of my time, I’ve definitely enjoyed it."
Cofield will once again hit the free agent market in the off-season, although it's unclear what his status will be. If there is no Collective Bargaining Agreement extension and the league operates under the same rules as last year, he could again be a restricted free agent. Or there could be a lockout. If, however, there is a labor agreement and the league goes back to a similar free agency system under a salary cap, Cofield would be an unrestricted free agent.
"I would love to be a Giant for life," he said. "This is the greatest organization in the world to me, but you don’t always get that fairy tale ending. Whatever the future holds, I’m excited about what I’ve done this year and the opportunity the Giants have given me and I’m looking forward to tomorrow."