Atlanta Falcons: Coffman, Toone signed to roster

FLOWERY BRANCH — Wide receiver Tim Toone and tight end Chase Coffman were signed to the Falcons’ active roster on Tuesday.

The team played tight end Tommy Gallarda, who suffered a shoulder injury against the Saints, on injured reserve, and signed tight end Andrew Szczerba to the practice squad.

Toone was signed by the Falcons as an unrestricted free agent on July 25. He was waived-injured by Atlanta on September 6, 2012. Toone caught three passes for 55 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown during the exhibition season.

Coffman, 6-6, 250 pounds, was originally selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round (98th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He was signed by the Falcons as a free agent on August 11, and served as a member of the team’s practice squad prior to being signed to the active roster.

Gallarda played in all nine games as a reserve tight end and recorded one reception for seven yards.

Szczerba, 6-6, 256 pounds, was originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as a college free agent following the 2012 NFL Draft.

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38 comments Add your comment

Michael M.

November 13th, 2012
7:32 pm

Yup I got first this time

Michael M.

November 13th, 2012
7:34 pm

D-Led……………..heard anything about who will take Edwards spot in the next game…………………………………………and what will they do to help out the lousy run game ?

Answer This

November 13th, 2012
7:36 pm

^^^^^^^^^
Those are questions I wanted to know!

Michael M.

November 13th, 2012
7:50 pm

@ Answer this……………….it is the same ole same ole…………..says Turner had no chance on the next blog but if that is the case, why the crap they use a run play then…………..stupid play calling on somebody and what happen on the play in the endzone where Tony G. was wide open for a winning touchdown……………………..Was it Matt never saw em or what ?

dbn11

November 13th, 2012
7:51 pm

It’s looking really good for us dirty birds…..

That loss finally woke us up…..

keith

November 13th, 2012
7:55 pm

The sad part of it all is that most running backs in the National Football League would have scored behind our “average” offensive line.

Deborah Hall

November 13th, 2012
8:04 pm

I Want to know the same thing Michael M asked, why didn’t Matt throw to Tony, he definitely was by himself waiting for a TD, which would have won the game (smh).

Deborah Hall

November 13th, 2012
8:07 pm

I have not asked this before, but Michael M mentioned what I also wanted to know, Tony was wide open for a TD.

Deborah Hall

November 13th, 2012
8:10 pm

Sorry, but when I submitted my first question, I was told that I had already asked the same thing, so I wrote it differently the 2nd time, OOPS.

Falcon James

November 13th, 2012
8:15 pm

You know what impressed me…..Mark Ingram. Yes he is a no good Saint, but he was not part of Bounty Gate. Let me tell you why. We all know how sorry the Saint are as a team. But here is the thing about Ingram. He had no holes to run through, and he had Falcons in the backfield. But he ran through the takles and he moved the line, and he refused to fall down even when he had 3 Falcons draped on him. The difference between Turner and Ingram is that Turner makes excuses and Ingram makes plays.

By the way, glad to see that Toone was signed. He was awesome in pre-season and felt like he earned a roster spot then.

loel.mckinnon@yahoo.com

November 13th, 2012
8:20 pm

Why wouldn’t the falcons have signed a running back, anybody just plain old anybody?????

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

November 13th, 2012
8:21 pm

On matt ryan not hitting tony g when he was open in the endzone was probably due to the pressure that he was taking on that play, i think he rolled left and tony was on the right side

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

November 13th, 2012
8:23 pm

I dont think there are any descent running backs on the free agent wire, they are better off sitting turner and starting quizz or snelling and maybe giving antone smith a try

Edd

November 13th, 2012
8:31 pm

Hindsite is 20-20. Easy to say now fellows. If we had thrown the ball 4 times and not scored ya’ll would be sayin how come we didn’t run the ball from the one yrd line, oh and tony did drop the ball at the end , how soon we forget. Let it go , 8-1 and the best record in the NFL, STOP CRYIN.

nfcchampsliveinga

November 13th, 2012
8:35 pm

Matt had pressure from his right side, which is where TG88 was wide open. Under the pressure from the right, I feel he made the right choice, but the throw should have been thrown more out to the left for RW84 to be the only one to make a play on it.

SOS

November 13th, 2012
8:50 pm

it all fall down to coachin, SMITH , EVERYTIME WE PLAY THE CRIMINALS OF N O
HE PLAYS SCARED, IN EACH GAME HE IS PASSIVE ,,WHEN U GET GIFT IN THE ENDZONE YOU NEED TO HAVE A PLAY OR THE SAME OLE PLAY,…RUN UP THE MIDDLE, NOT
IF HE CAN PITCH THE BALL OUT FOR SNELLING OR QUIZZ …,

HIS MAIN FOCUS IS RYAN AND THE REST OF THE TEAM BE ….ED LET MATT, RUN OR QB SNEAK SOMETIME…. AND IF THE PLAYERS AREN;T PREFORMING, BENCH THEIR BUTT…AND MAKE THEM EARN THERE PAY..TURNER HIT THE HOLE HARD.. OR GO AROUND , QUIT RUNNING INTO HE PILE , JUST SAYING

SOS

November 13th, 2012
8:53 pm

BEEN GETTING IT FIXED NOW FOR YRS. STILL HAVEN’T WORK, ABANDON ,..ABANDON PLAYS…GET CREATIVE, THE WORLD KNOWS YOUR STYLE SIMPLE, ITS OK TO FAKE PUNTS…REVERSE…MATT ONLY KNOWS SEEMLY R RECEIVER. AND TE GONZO…..PLAY CALLER THE SAME SINCE DAN REEVES C’MON MAN

David

November 13th, 2012
8:54 pm

Ed, your a dumb ass, that leed want last long the way we are playing.

Pete

November 13th, 2012
9:26 pm

Orlando, I think you mean “placed” not “played.”

“The team played tight end Tommy Gallarda…”

Okay Now

November 13th, 2012
10:42 pm

Falcons need to draft a running back. Jaquizz Rodgers is good and will become better with time but I dont think he will be good enough to take turners spot.

An elusive back would fit good with the falcons offense.

Eric C.

November 13th, 2012
11:03 pm

nfcchampsliveinga, that was exactly what I was trying to say but it got stuck in the filter…well said.

Next Man Up

November 13th, 2012
11:23 pm

Please put Toone returning punts and kicks. We need speed not turtles. Send Coffman back and get any running back that is hungry to break tackles and can get 1 yrd when we need it.

Falcons RiseUp

November 13th, 2012
11:25 pm

We don’t need a new RB put Antone Smith in the game switch it up a little

Jesse

November 13th, 2012
11:25 pm

I hope Coffman can reach his 3rd round draft pick potential with the Falcons.

Loyal Falcon

November 14th, 2012
12:23 am

If Coffman plays to his potential he’ll be a steal

falcfvr

November 14th, 2012
7:35 am

I keep wondering why no one has called out coach Smith on not going for two on last TD? We lost the game more than we got beat…….Just sayin.

Mikey

November 14th, 2012
8:09 am

I’d like to see Coffman break out. He’s been hanging around the league since getting drafted but hasn’t really caught on yet… not sure what his story is but maybe with the right coaches and the right situation, he will show something. It would be nice. I’d sure like to see Toon returning punts too. We need someone who can do more than fair catch or wave everyone off a bouncing ball that should have been caught.

Jimmy Crack

November 14th, 2012
9:26 am

The buzz on Coffman has always been that he is not a very good run blocker. Hopefully, Chase has been working hard on that part of his game. He could be a contender for TG’s spot if he ever retires.

Paddy

November 14th, 2012
9:48 am

If Coffman had shown anything he would have replaced Gallarda a long time ago, not just because of an injury.

The Dwarf known as Brees

November 14th, 2012
10:25 am

DOL…..Do you EVER proof read your copy?

Good god

Hawk

November 14th, 2012
11:59 am

do we take a chance on Maybin?

spy

November 14th, 2012
12:13 pm

I say yes why not take a chance on Maybin. at least for the rest of the year, it might do him good to get out of that NY mess he was in.

cover up

November 14th, 2012
12:15 pm

if we can get maybin for a cheap price for the rest of the year why not. see how it works out.

Hawk

November 14th, 2012
12:16 pm

I agree cover up.

Athens Tider

November 14th, 2012
12:18 pm

Agree with you Falcon James @8:15. What would it take to get Mark Ingram? He’s a great cut-back runner who breaks tackles and would likley pick up all those 3rd and 1’s that we failed on.

Nique

November 14th, 2012
12:20 pm

Chase won’t come in being a great blocker, but he could give us that two TE threat in the passing game that teams like N.E. the Colts, & Broncos use & thrive on, adding another piece to the offensive arsenal

Nique

November 14th, 2012
12:28 pm

I’d like us to bring in Tim Hightower for a work out to see how healthy his knee is.

warfalcon

November 14th, 2012
1:35 pm

ONE GAME AT A TIME,LETS GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!