Broncos add TE Coats; Beadles shifts to LG

The Broncos have signed free-agent TE Daniel Coats, a fourth-year player who was released earlier in the season by the Cincinnati Bengals. Coats has 30 career receptions for 291 yards with no touchdowns. He is listed at 6'3" 264 lbs and went undrafted out of BYU in 2007. Coats suited up for 53 games during his time with the Bengals, including 18 starts.

Denver was expected to get several key players back from injury today, as Kevin Vickerson, Wesley Woodyard, Darcel McBath and Perrish Cox all were scheduled to return. Plus, Ryan Harris again practiced at RT, with Zane Beadles finally sliding over to LG with the first team.

To make room for Coats on the roster, the Broncos have released DE Le Kevin Smith. In addition, the Broncos have brought DE Jeff Stehle back to their practice squad and waived TE Riar Geer to open a spot for him.

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