The Chiefs waived Brad Cottam on Wednesday but there's a little more to it than that.
First, the Chiefs designated it as waived/injured.
This means that Cottam, as an unvested veteran, will enter the waiver wire. All 31 other teams will get a crack at signing him.
However, these teams only have 24 hours to make a move and have limited information on him so they're not likely to pick him (and his contract) up off waivers.
So once he clears waivers, he will return to the Chiefs and be placed on injured reserve missing the 2010 season.
This allows the Chiefs to save the all-important roster spot during training camp.
So, yes, Cottam was waived but more than likely he's coming back.