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Tue, 08 Jul 2008 09:13:27 -0700
Gary Dzen, of the Boston Globe, reports former TE Ben Coates has been elected to the New England Patriots Hall of Fame, the team announced Monday, July 7. Coates becomes the 13th member of the team's Hall, and the first tight end.
Sun, 11 May 2008 16:20:59 -0700
John Tomase, of the Boston Herald, reports former New England Patriots TE Ben Coates is a candidate to be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame.
Mon, 04 Jun 2007 09:28:52 -0700
Patriots.com reports former New England Patriots TE Ben Coates is a finalist for the team's Hall of Fame.
Fri, 05 Jan 2007 15:49:04 -0800
Confirming a previous report, ESPN.com reports the Cleveland Browns announced Friday, Jan. 5, tight ends coach Ben Coates will not be returning to the team next season.
Fri, 05 Jan 2007 10:13:10 -0800
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns will fire assistant coach Ben Coates, according to a team source.
Fri, 04 Mar 2005 14:36:33 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have announced they have hired Ben Coates as their tight ends coach. Coates brings four years of coaching experience and 10 years of NFL playing experience to the Browns.
Sun, 13 Feb 2005 08:03:49 -0800
Nick Cafardo, of the Boston Globe, reports former NFL TE Ben Coates has contacted New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick about becoming the team's tight ends coach should current tight ends coach Jeff Davidson depart or be promoted to a new position.
Wed, 14 Jul 2004 10:06:17 -0700
Matt Mosley, of the Dallas Morning News, reports former NFL TE Ben Coates will serve as an assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys during the team's training camp.
Thu, 19 Apr 2001 11:29:44 -0700
The Boston Globe reports free agent TE Pete Mitchell (Giants) is back in the New England Patriots picture after initial talks a couple of weeks ago went nowhere. There is now renewed interest on both sides. The Patriots have been trying to upgrade at the TE position since Ben Coates left after the 1999 season. Mitchell also visited Pittsburgh, and the Giants have still expressed interest in re-signing him.
Mon, 16 Apr 2001 00:10:01 -0700
The Boston Herald reports although the New England Patriots are in need of a tight end, chances are the NFL Draft will not be the place they find their answer. It's been 10 years since the Patriots took their last TE that had any impact, a guy named Ben Coates. The Patriots have pursued several veteran free agents this off-season, including Byron Chamberlain, O.J. Santiago, Luther Broughton, Johnny McWilliams and Pete Mitchell. The last three remain free agents and several vets could join them in the free agent pool after June 1. The team would like to add a veteran to team with TE Jermaine Wiggins. The team would like TE Rod Rutledge to step up, but with a $586,000 cap figure there are no guarantees he'll make it through training camp. The Patriots may look for a TE in the later rounds of the draft.
Mon, 26 Feb 2001 01:29:09 -0800
The Sporting News' Mike Preston reports the Baltimore Ravens are expected to push to re-sign LB Cornell Brown. The team does not want to lose Brown and LB Jamie Sharper via free agency. Brown could replace Sharper as a starter if Sharper leaves. If the Ravens can't get Brown, they might look at Redskins free agent LB Derek Smith. S Kim Herring could leave as a free agent and if he does look for Corey Harris to take over his role. Look for RB Priest Holmes to leave as a free agent as he seeks a starter's job with another team. TE Ben Coates could be on his way out via the free agent route as well.
Sun, 24 Dec 2000 17:30:23 -0800
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez became the third tight end in NFL history to have 90 receptions in a season when he caught a 21-yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter. Gonzalez joined Ben Coates and Todd Christensen as the only tight ends with 90 receptions in a season. Coates had 96 with New England in 1994, while Christensen caught 95 passes for the Los Angeles Raiders in 1986. Gonzalez ended the season with 93.
Thu, 21 Dec 2000 13:01:24 -0800
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez needs 9 catches to break New England's Ben Coates record of 96 catches in 1994. Gonzalez also needs just 56 more receiving yards to move into the NFL's top five in single-season receiving yards by a tight end. Gonzalez currently has 1,117. The record is 1,290 by Kellen Winslow.
Wed, 06 Dec 2000 16:19:06 -0800
The Boston Herald reports New England Patriots TE Jermaine Wiggins had a five-catch, 41-yard, one-touchdown evening on Monday night. Thats the best performance (in terms of yardage) by a Pats tight end since Ben Coates had three catches for 51 yards in the 1999 season opener.
Thu, 03 Jun 1999 07:15:00 -0700
There has been a Ben Coates sighting in New England. Coates, a perennial no-show to off-season workouts, was in town yesterday to take part in the team's three-week passing camp. There is also speculation that the team may want to restructure his current three-year deal; of which, Coates is in the second year, but his agent says the team has not approached him yet on that subject. The re-structuring would clear cap room for draftees and other possible Free Agents. Coates is expected to return for the veteran minicamp June 11.