CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Bengals announced Wednesday that they have re-signed TE Dan Coats.
Coats has been with the Bengals since signing as a college free agent from in 2007. His former contract expired after the 2009 season, and he had become a free agent as of March 5.
He has played in 48 of a possible 49 games (including postseason) in his Bengals career, with 30 receptions for 291 yards (9.7 avg.). He played 16 games with 11 starts last season, catching 16 passes for 150 yards and blocking for a rush attack that produced a franchise-record eight 100-yard games by individual backs.