Barry Cofield has silently been waiting for a long term contract from the New York Giants for a couple of years now. He has been a starter on their dominant defensive line since 2006, and is still only 27 years old.
He has stated that although he wishes to remain a Giant, he has no intention of playing another year as a tendered restricted free agent.
The Broncos are expected to pick up at least one veteran defensive tackle during this offseason, and we believe that Barry Cofield might fit the bill.
Cofield is fantastic against the run, and has vastly improved as a pass rusher in recent years. He’ll be the man for the Broncos.
You’ll find Kevin Vickerson playing opposite from Barry Cofield in 2011. According to reports, teammates did double-takes when the massive lineman arrived at the players-only practices held three weeks ago.
According to the Denver Post, the big guy has lost a lot of weight. He used to be listed at 321 pounds, while he now reportedly weighs in at 285 pounds.
That shows plenty of commitment to prove his worth in 2011, and we believe that Vickerson is determined enough to win the second defensive tackle position.