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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Practice notes: Cofield eyes season opener

By John Keim

Washington Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield made fun of left tackle Trent Williams for wearing a club in practice. And then he got hurt against Pittsburgh.

“Karma,” said Cofield, wearing a purple cast on his right hand, after practice. He broke it Monday against Pittsburgh.

But Cofield said he still didn’t know whether or not he’d have to wear a club on his hand, whether in practice or a game. What he does know is that he should be ready for the Sept. 9 season opener versus Philadelphia. Coach Mike Shanahan said if they had a regular-season game this weekend rather than a preseason one, Cofield would play.

“I feel optimistic,” Cofield said. “I’m not concerned. You play through pain. You play through injury. Teammates have a high expectation of me. They count on me to perform and to lead, and that’s my goal. I feel confident.”