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Chiefs Send Brad Cottam to IR

Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star reports that the Kansas City Chiefs have placed second year tight end Brad Cottam on injured reserve, ending his season.

Babb reports that medical tests revealed a cracked cervical vertebra. That's the bad news.

The good news is that there is no spinal cord damage and he still has full movement in all of his extremities.

Whew. I know his season is done - and that sucks for everyone - but I'm glad it doesn't appear his long-term health will be jeopardized.

I can say that Cottam moved just fine last weekend catching four balls for a career high 62 yards.  He had a nasty-looking spill in the second half where he appeared to land on his neck. He got up fine and moved around without limitations. After the game he said of the hit, "It is just a little sore but I got back in there and was able to play. I don’t think it’ll be a big deal.”

With this roster move, the Chiefs now have one open spot on the 53 man roster.  Expect that to be filled before tomorrow's practice.

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