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Report: Cofield to sign with Redskins

The Redskins are likely to part ways with disgruntled defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, and they may have found his replacement. According to Josina Anderson of Fox 31 in Denver, Giants free agent Barry Cofield has agreed to terms with the team and will sign on Friday. 

Cofield had expressed a desire to remain with the Giants, but understood the team's deep defensive line might make it impossible to meet his financial requirements. The fact that the free-spending Redskins were ready to deal for him made it virtually impossible for the Giants to compete with the kind of salary he'll command. 

The contract will pay him $12.5 million in guaranteed money, according to 106.7 The Fan's Grant Paulsen. 

Haynesworth, meanwhile, is expected to report to the team, although it is widely expected that he will either be traded or released. Haynesworth signed a $100 million free agent contract in 2009, but his relationship with the organization quickly soured when Mike Shanahan took over as head coach in 2010. 

He was suspended for four games late last season for conduct detrimental to the team. 

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