The Buccaneers have signed TE Chase Coffman, who was on Cincinnati's practice squad last season. The news was first reported Tuesday by Howard Balzer of 101 ESPN in St. Louis.
Coffman had been a third-round pick of the Bengals in 2009, but ihe had just three receptions in six games, all in 2010. He missed all of his rookie year because of aggravated bone spurs in his left ankle, which forced him onto injured reserve.
The signing adds depth behind starting TE Kellen Winslow.