INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts signed tight end and former University of Missouri standout Chase Coffman on Tuesday, two days after losing starter Dwayne Allen with an injured right ankle.

Coach Chuck Pagano did not provide an update on Allen's injury Monday and there was no scheduled availability Tuesday.

Allen left early in Sunday night's loss in Houston and his lower right leg was wrapped in a huge ice pack.

Coffman, a Raymore-Peculiar High School graduate, signed with the Colts just before the start of training camp in July and was released in the final round of cuts. Before signing with Indy, Coffman played in 37 NFL games with Cincinnati, Atlanta, Tennessee and most recently Seattle last season.

He has 18 receptions, 177 yards and two touchdowns in six NFL seasons.