TE Dan Coats - Free Agent

6-3, 255Born: 4-12-1984College: BYUDrafted: ---

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Game Recaps

2009 Week 1 vs DEN (2 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)

he Bengals historically don't use their tight ends much, but Daniel Coats proved that he could be a reliable receiver for Carson Palmer. Working out of the shotgun, Palmer found Coats over the middle on a 3rd and 3. In his lone opportunity Coats made the most of the reception and ran upfield for 16 yards on the play. Coats will not be a fantasy factor in this offense, but could be a trusted target for Palmer once in a while.

2009 Week 2 vs GB (4 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)

Coats took a screen pass for a long gain on third and 23 but fumbled during the play, something that also plagued him during the preseason. He also missed a catchable pass on the goal line that would have been an easy touchdown.

2009 Week 3 vs PIT (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Coats was targeted only once this week as the Bengals kept him inside as a traditional tight end to aid with pass protection and run blocking.

2009 Week 4 vs CLE (6 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)

The Browns tried to take away the Bengal downfield threats by playing Cover-2 frequently, forcing Carson Palmer to check down often. Coats saw a number of checkdown targets but was also used twice on screen passes, an increasingly common play call over the first month. He showed good hands catching the ball, but isn't quick enough to turn his targets into long gainers.

2009 Week 5 vs BAL (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Coats was able to beat the Baltimore linebackers on seam and skinny post routes repeatedly and could have had two touchdown catches if he had held onto Carson Palmer's passes.

2009 Week 6 vs HOU (6 / 4 / 32 / 0 rec)

Coats continues to be a frequent check down option for Carson Palmer. He caught four passes on six targets, but dropped another pass in the red zone and lost a critical fumble in the second half.

2009 Week 9 vs BAL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Coats dropped his only target on the day and Palmer elected to throw the ball elsewhere on one occasion later in the game when Coats appeared open over the deep middle.

2009 Week 13 vs DET (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Coats was targeted only once and dropped a pass in the end zone that would've been an easy short touchdown catch.

2009 Week 16 vs KC (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Coats caught one pass in the first half for a short gain.

2009 Week 17 vs NYJ (1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Coats caught one short pass underneath that he carried for a 12-yard gain.

2008 Week 2 vs TEN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Coats had a three yard reception negated by a penalty.

2008 Week 3 vs NYG (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Coats saw two targets and was unable to record a reception.

2008 Week 5 vs DAL (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Coats caught the only pass thrown his way.

2007 Week 1 vs BAL (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Coats started at TE but was not very involved in the passing attack. He caught the only pass thrown his way.

2007 Week 3 vs SEA (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

His one catch was for a first down.

2007 Week 6 vs KC (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Coats was the backup tight end, and he failed to catch the only ball thrown his way.

2007 Week 9 vs BUF (3 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)

Coats caught a couple short passes and got more playing time as the day went on. It was unclear if anything happened to Reggie Kelly, but his playing time was definitely cut.

2007 Week 10 vs BAL (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Not a key component of the Cincinnati Bengals offense, Coats had one reception for eight yards.

2007 Week 12 vs TEN (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Coats caught the only pass thrown his way in the third quarter.

2007 Week 15 vs SF (1 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec)

Coats caught a big pass for 25 yards down the left side line. The play helped set up the Bengals first field goal of the game. It was his only catch of the game.

2007 Week 17 vs MIA (3 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)

Coats caught a couple of big passes late in the first half, including a 25 yard reception that helped set up the Bengals third touchdown.