Chase Coffman TE ATL 9 Months
Coach Mike Smith said TE Chase Coffman has had "a really good offseason."
"He's had a lot of opportunities to get some snaps in," Smith added. "He's made the most of it." Coffman has been seeing a ton of reps with Tony Gonzalez relaxing in OTAs and minicamp. The former third-round pick of the Bengals will challenge for a backup job, but he won't be a factor when the games count.
Chase Coffman TE ATL Jan 25 '13
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the Falcons "could elect to go with" Chase Coffman as a pass-catching tight end in 2013.
Future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez is fully expected to retire this offseason, and it could be a chance for Coffman, a 2009 third-round pick by the Bengals, to salvage his career. "Chase is a very good receiving tight end. If Chase can... stay healthy, I think Chase has a very nice chance of being a quality football player in this league," said GM Thomas Dimitroff. Coffman, in our eyes, would seem to be a last resort if the position can't be addressed elsewhere in the offseason.
Chase Coffman TE ATL Aug 25 '12
Falcons waived TE Chase Coffman.
It's the second time the former third-round pick has been waived in the past three weeks, suggesting he's just about at the end of the line. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound tight end boasts NFL size to go along with excellent hands, but has never been able to cut it in the strength and athleticism department.
Chase Coffman TE ATL Aug 06 '12
Bucs waived TE Chase Coffman and signed LS Andrew DePaola.
It's another bad sign for Coffman's career. The Bengals, who used a third-round pick on him in 2009, didn't even sign him to a futures deal after the season. Now the Bucs are moving on just one week into training camp. It doesn't look like Coffman will ever get over his nagging foot woes.
Chase Coffman TE ATL Feb 21 '12
Bucs signed TE Chase Coffman, formerly of the Bengals.
Coffman was available after failing to draw a futures deal with the Bengals last month. The 2009 third-rounder never returned to pre-injury form after suffering a broken foot late in his senior season at Mizzou. He's merely a flier for the Bucs.
Chase Coffman TE ATL Jan 09 '12
The Bengals did not sign 2009 third-round pick Chase Coffman to a futures deal, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Coffman was the only member of Cincinnati's 2011 practice squad to not receive a reserve/future deal. The former Missouri Tiger has been a bust, appearing in just six games across three seasons with three catches for 30 yards.
Chase Coffman TE ATL Sep 04 '11
Bengals waived TE Chase Coffman, WR/PR Quan Cosby, and C Reggie Stephens.
An injury-prone 2009 third-rounder, Coffman still has nice hands but less after-the-catch ability than he showed at Mizzou. With Cosby gone, Brandon Tate and Jordan Shipley are candidates to take over on punt returns.