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Cofield: "You want to be rewarded"

We're supposed to get Barry Cofield on a conference call on Wednesday to talk about his move to Washington and playing against the Giants for the first time.

But that hasn't stopped others from asking him similar questions before we get a crack at him. Redskins.com posted a story about Cofield last night in which the former defensive tackle for the Giants talked about his anticipation.

“It’s going to be a pleasure,” Cofield said. “It’s going to be exciting. It’s the reason you play the game. To go out and play well in that scenario against my old team and the significance of it being on Sept. 11, it would give me a great feeling.”

Cofield is playing nose tackle in the 3-4, so he'll be going up against a non-former teammate in David Bass (although I'm sure Chris Snee and David Diehl will have ample opportunities to say hello to Barry). Cofield played with the Giants for five years. Last year we was a victim of the uncapped year and was a restricted free agent. This year, with the new CBA, he became an unrestricted free agent. The Giants, who had drafted defensive tackles in the second round of the last two drafts, did not make a big push for Cofield, who signed with the Redskins for six years and $36 million with $12.5 million guaranteed.

“Washington gave me a great opportunity and showed me they really wanted me,” Cofield said. “If you work hard and do all the right things, you want to be rewarded. That’s what the Redskins did for me."

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