Titans' Chase Coffman: Hit in past

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Titans tight end Chase Coffman made a leaping touchdown grab in Tennessee's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night.

It put him in a better light than video released by Fox on Sunday that showed him hitting a Ravens assistant well out of bounds during the course of a Nov. 9 game in Baltimore.

That hit resulted in a $30,000 fine from the NFL.

Coffman said he has spoken to Tony Coaxum, a season-long intern working as an assistant to the Ravens' special teams coordinator, and that Coaxum accepted Coffman's explanation.

"We've talked about it and we're both past it," Coffman said. "I would never go after someone intentionally to try to hurt them."

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said Coffman came to him the day after the game and told him about what had unfolded.

"He said he had inadvertently run into" Coaxum, Whisenhunt said. "In fact he tried to find the coach after the game to apologize and reached out to them.

"I guess they chose to go ahead, and that's unfortunate. But nobody's approached him about his side of it. If you look at it, if you see the whole play, he was trying to stop and inadvertently ran into him."

Earlier Monday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he has chosen to believe the explanation that Coffman's hit wasn't on purpose.

"I was told that it wasn't intentional, so I'll take them at their word on that and we'll move forward," Harbaugh said.

With top tight end Delanie Walker out because of a concussion suffered against the Ravens, Coffman was the team's top tight end against Pittsburgh.

He finished with three receptions for 32 yards, including the 4-yard touchdown on which he out-jumped safety Mike Mitchell.

ESPN.com Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley contributed to this report.