They entered the NFL together in the 2006 draft class and quickly became starters for their respective teams as rookies.
Barry Cofield began laying the groundwork to establish himself as one of the NFL's top defensive tackles.
Kevin Boothe got cut by Oakland the following year.
As fate would have it, they would become teammates for four seasons with the New York Giants.
Cofield and Boothe will cross paths once again Sunday - albeit on different sides -- in the FOX America's Game of the Week between Washington and the host Giants.
Cofield left New York in the 2011 offseason for a six-year, $36 million contract to become Washington's starting nose tackle. At the time, Boothe was New York's top reserve interior offensive lineman. He was capable of playing center and both guard positions but unable to secure a first-string spot.
Those backup days are now gone. Boothe entered the starting lineup for the final nine games of New York's 2011 Super Bowl season and subsequently entrench...