Evening notes: Cottam likely out for year

When he was taken in the third round in 2008, the Kansas City Chiefs had high hopes for tight end Brad Cottam.

But the blocking tight end never truly established himself in his first two seasons and he likely won’t play in his third. The Chiefs put him on the reserve/physically unable-to-perform list, which likely ends his season. He broke his neck in Week 15 during a game against Cleveland. Cottam didn’t practice in the offseason program. The Chiefs’ top tight ends now are Leonard Pope and rookie Tony Moeaki, who the coaching staff has high hopes for.

Meanwhile, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Chiefs and No. 5 overall pick Eric Berry may be closing in on a deal.

Oakland receiver Chaz Schilens left the afternoon practice and did not return. He was seen walking into the team’s field house several minutes later and he didn’t have an apparent limp or any other issue. The team said they had no word on Schilens’ status. He missed eight games last year with a broken foot and had offseason surgery.

Former Dallas tackle Flozell Adams signed with Pittsburgh. He previously visited Denver, but the Broncos never pursued him any further. The Broncos were looking at Adams as a potential issuance policy for Ryan Clady, who is recovering from a knee injury and who may miss some time at the start of the season.