Veterans of Cincinnati: Chase Coffman Signs With The Atlanta Falcons

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 1: Chase Coffman #80 of the Cincinnati Bengals jumps for a first down over Chris Rucker #36 of the Indianapolis Colts in the first half of an NFL preseason game at Paul Brown Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Former Cincinnati Bengals tight end Chase Coffman was beyond a disappointment. Drafted in the third round during the 2009 NFL draft out of Missouri, Coffman entered the league having set many records at his university and winning the John Mackey Award, generating 90 receptions for 987 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns his senior season. During his time with the Cincinnati Bengals, Coffman spent two seasons in the practice squad with an IR stint during his rookie season.

Tampa Bay signed him after the Bengals didn't offer the tight end an offseason contract. He was released earlier this month. Unemployment didn't last long for Coffman, signing with the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday. His chances of making the 53-man roster appear slim. There are six players fighting for a limited number of spots with Tony Gonzalez as the team's starter.

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