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Brad Cottam
TE #87
Height:
6-7
Weight:
269
College:
Tennessee
Experience:
3
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 24 16 183 11.4 7.6 26 0 2 0 9 0
2009 KC 8 9 120 13.3 15 26 0 2 0 6 0
2008 KC 16 7 63 9 3.9 19 0 0 0 3 0

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Biography

Pro Career: Third-year tight end looking to rebound from a neck injury that prematurely ended his 2009 season ... Had tied a career high with four catches for a personal-best 62 yards before exiting the game with that malady vs. Cleveland (12/20/09) ... Gives Kansas City a big target in the passing game and is often difficult for one tackler to bring him down ... Has played in 24 contests (eight starts), catching 16 passes for 183 yards (11.4 avg.).

Pro Career: Third-year tight end looking to rebound from a neck injury that prematurely ended his 2009 season ... Had tied a career high with four catches for a personal-best 62 yards before exiting the game with that malady vs. Cleveland (12/20/09) ... Gives Kansas City a big target in the passing game and is often difficult for one tackler to bring him down ... Has played in 24 contests (eight starts), catching 16 passes for 183 yards (11.4 avg.).

Transactions: Signed with Kansas City (7/21/08) ... Entered the league as the second (76th overall) of Kansas City’s three selections in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

2009: Saw action in eight games (one start) on offense and special teams ... Was inactive for five contests and was active, but did not play in another game .... Had nine catches for 120 yards (13.3 avg.) ... Played as the club’s second TE and on special teams at Baltimore (9/13) ... Was inactive vs. Oakland (9/20) ... Caught one pass for 11 yards at Philadelphia (9/27) ... Was inactive vs. the N.Y. Giants (10/4) ... Was active, but did not play vs. Dallas (10/11) ... Was inactive at Washington (10/18), vs. San Diego (10/25) and at Jacksonville (11/8) ... Caught three passes for 21 yards vs. Denver (12/6) ... Recorded a career-long 26-yard reception vs. Buffalo (12/13) ... Tied a career high with four catches for a career-best 62 yards vs. Cleveland (12/20) before leaving the game with a neck injury ... Was placed on injured reserve on December 22nd.

2008: Played in 16 games with seven starts ... Had seven catches for 63 yards ... Made his first career start when the club opened in a two-TE set vs. Denver (9/28) ... Also started as a second TE at Carolina (10/5) ... Caught four passes for 34 yards in a starting role at the N.Y. Jets (10/26).

College: Played in 38 games (seven starts) at Tennessee, catching 21 passes for 341 yards (16.2 avg.) with one TD ... Also had one special teams tackle ... Was a three-time Academic All-SEC selection ... Missed the first nine games of his senior season in 2007 with a fractured left wrist bone suffered in August ... Saw duty in five games (three starts), catching five passes for 125 yards with one TD ... Played in 13 games (six starts), as a junior in 2006, recording 14 receptions for 182 yards ... Saw action in 11 games as a blocking tight end as a sophomore in 2005, registering one special teams tackle ... Appeared in 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2004, catching two passes for 34 yards ... Graduated from Tennessee with a degree in International Business and is pursuing his master’s degree in Sport Studies.

Personal:

• A two-year starter at Evangelical Christian High School in Germantown, Tennessee.

• Caught 24 passes for 340 yards with five TDs as a senior, earning All-Metro Memphis private school honors.

• Was also a standout prep basketball player.

• Full name: Bradley Joseph Cottam.

• Single.

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