The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have signed tight end Chase Coffman, safety Mark LeGree and linebacker Pat Schiller to the practice squad.
Coffman, 6-6, 250 pounds, was signed by the Falcons as a free agent on August 11, 2012. He was originally selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round (98th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. Coffman spent the 2011 season on the Bengals practice squad after playing in six games in 2010. He has recorded three receptions for 30 yards in six career games. Coffman played four seasons at the University of Missouri where he set an NCAA record for tight ends with 247 catches.
LeGree, 6-0, 211 pounds, was originally selected as a fifth round (156th overall) draft choice by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2011 NFL Draft. After being waived by the Seahawks prior to the start of the 2011 season, he spent time as a practice squad player with the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets. He signed with the 49ers as a reserve/future free agent on January 24, 2012 and signed with the Chicago Bears on August 20. LeGree was a three-time All-American at Appalachian State where he intercepted 22 passes during his career. The Columbus, GA native led the nation and set a school record with 10 picks in 2008.
Schiller, 6-2, 235 pounds, was signed by the Falcons as a college free agent on April 30, 2012. He earned second team All Mid-American Conference honors from Phil Steele Northern Illinois with 115 tackles (42 solo), two sacks, and 10 tackles for loss in 2011.