Former Missouri All-American tight end Chase Coffman is returning to the Tennessee Titans.
Coffman, 28, confirmed his return for a sixth NFL season Wednesday to The Star.
Coffman, a Ray-Pec graduate, had the most productive season of his professional career in 2014 with the Titans — making six catches for 64 yards with his first career touchdown in 13 appearances, including three starts.
He was originally drafted by the Bengals in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft with the No. 98 overall pick.
Coffman didn’t play during his rookie season, which ended after 12 games when he was put on injured reserve because of an ankle injury and only made three catches for 30 yards in six games with Cincinnati in 2010.
After sitting out the 2011 season, he signed with the Buccaneers in February 2012. He was cut in training camp, but was signed by the Falcons and appeared in 16 games for Atlanta from 2012-13, amassing only one catch for 12 yards in a limited role.
Coffman has made 10 receptions for 106 yards with a touchdown in 35 career NFL games.
He was practically unstoppable at Missouri. Coffman remains the Tigers’ career leader with 247 receptions and 30 receiving touchdowns and ranks third with 2,659 yards.