Tight end Daniel Coats didn't get a chance to rest on his laurels after what position coach Jon Hayes called his most aggressive performance to date as an NFL blocker Friday night in the preseason opener in New Orleans.
Coats sat out Monday afternoon's practice in order to rest his gimpy ankle. In fact, so did every tight end in camp but rookie Darius Hill. Rookie Chase Coffman is believed to be resting the foot he broke last year and Matt Sherry may have anything from a shoulder injury to a leg injury to sore muscles.
None may play Thursday night in New England, so the Bengals signed two off the street Monday and probably will force feed them to the Patriots on Thursday.