ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins cut 13 players, making room for the same number of undrafted free agents they’re about to sign. None of the cuts were surprising, though linebacker Gabe Miller, who played seven games for the Redskins last season, and Jerry Rice Jr. were among them.
The Redskins also waived nose tackle Isaako Aaitui, linebacker Steve Beauharnais, receiver Braylon Bell, offensive tackle Edawn Coughman, defensive lineman Kenny Horsley, guard Rishaw Johnson, offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe, cornerback Kenny Okoro and cornerback Trey Wolfe. Beauharnais played in three games with Washington last season, while Okoro played in two. (Source: Read more)
Now I am happy because Takoby Cofield another Tarboro star plans to sign with the Washington Red Skins. He has tried so hard and been preparing himself for the draft. I hope goes to Washington and show up and show out.
Cofield goes undrafted, plans to sign with Redskins – There were 256 names called during the three-day NFL draft process, and none of them were Takoby Cofield.
The Tarboro High grad and Duke left tackle went undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, opening the door for him to sign with any team in the league. After discussions Saturday with several teams following the end of the draft, Cofield said he will sign with the Washington Redskins.
The Political Agitator response: Another Edgecombe County great athlete.
Tarboro High grad Takoby Cofield had his second chance to impress NFL scouts Friday at the annaul NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
The former Duke offensive lineman was one of more than 50 offensive linemen to be invited to work out in front of hundreds of NFL scouts, coaches and executives. Although not regarded as a high draft pick, Cofield stood out in several drills.
Cofield ran the 40-yard dash in 5.19 seconds – the 13th fastest time among offensive lineman – and his 30-inch vertical jump, 14th best among his peer group. He finished in the middle of the pack in several other workouts including 23 repetitions of bench pressing 225 pounds and a broad jump of 101 inches. (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator Response: Now this is absolutely awesome!
Duke offensive tackle Takoby Cofield is a name that is often forgotten when people talk about Tarboro High football.
Georgia running back Todd Gurley is the ex-Vikings player that’s a household name.
But Cofield is set to finally get his moment in the spotlight.
A source close to Cofield said Friday, that Cofield has accepted an invitation to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
The all-star game – which is for NFL draft-eligible seniors – will be held Jan. 18 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and is a week-long showcase event for NFL Draft hopefuls. (Source: Read more)