“Right now I’d say we’re pleased where it’s at and maybe a little ahead to be five months out and running and cutting and doing the teaching sessions,” Coale said. “When we started this the June mini-camp and OTAs were a possibility. Now they seem more of a reality, so that’s a good sign it’s going along well.”
Coale suffered the injury in a late-season practice, capping a rookie season that did not go well. He suffered a stress fracture in his foot and missed most of the offseason and early part of training camp. Once in camp he was slowed by a quadriceps strain. He was among the final cuts and was re-signed to the practice squad.
Coale, a fifth-round pick last year, is eligible to take part in this weekend’s mini-camp but is focusing more on his rehab.
“You look at the year and yeah I had some injuries and setbacks but I remember being in their shoes, coming in, digesting the playbook and going out there and trying to compete,” he said.