Chiefs Ink TE Kevin Boss

In the continued effort to pump some talent into the offense the Chiefs made their second free agent signing of the week Thursday when they agreed to a 3-year $9 million deal with TE Kevin Boss.

Boss was released earlier this week from the Raiders in a salary-cap move. He played one year in Oakland, after starting his career with four seasons with the New York Giants. He broke into the NFL in 2007 as a fifth-round draft choice out of Western Oregon.

The 6-6, 255-pound Oregon native caught 28 passes for 368 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Raiders in the 2011 season. Over five seasons, he now has 147 catches for 1,968 yards and 21 touchdowns.

One of his most memorable catches came in Super Bowl 42 when Boss caught a 45-yard completion from Eli Manning against New England and the Patriots defense.

Last year, Boss signed a four-year contract with the Raiders after spending his first four seasons with the New York Giants.

17 Responses to “Chiefs Ink TE Kevin Boss”

  • March 15, 2012  - txchief says:

    This is a much smarter pickup than Carlson.

  • March 15, 2012  - Josh says:

    Great signing. Keep it up, Chiefs!

  • March 15, 2012  - cychief24 says:

    GREAT signing!!!!!
    Come on Chief team-haters…criticize this one.
    2nd corner= check
    2nd RB with a different skill set= check
    2nd TE more size= check

    Next RT (maybe Winston); NT; ILB; O-line depth (if we sign Winston); QB depth; safety depth.

    Go Chiefs!!!!

  • March 15, 2012  - Canada Brad says:

    I agree with EVERYTHING cychief said.

    (I wished we had of signed Boss last year)

    GO CHIEFS !!

  • March 15, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    From what I’m reading this was a really good pick up. We are going to live or die on short to mid range passes and the running game. Still very much want Winston. JFF if you’re reading this, it’s what I’m hoping for;front office might have a clue. Crap, they might have a plan. Raiders and Redskins have thrown money for years and couldn’t win. For right now I maybe should cease railing against front office. Let’s see what happens next. All I want is for 8:30 on gameday to have a line of cars waiting to get into the parking lot. When Lamar was alive it was a long line.

  • March 15, 2012  - ED J says:

    Like I’ve said before I’m take Pioli rest of you take Bob and continue to proceed as time go on to take foot out of mouth with some of comment some of you made about Pioli and Hunt.

  • March 16, 2012  - cychief24 says:

    NFL Network reporting the Chiefs are pressing Winston hard to not let him leave KC until he signs a contract.
    The plan is being implemented.
    It sure is quiet from the haters out there ;)

  • March 16, 2012  - R W says:

    Anyone that joins or contributes to this site does not hate the Chiefs. That would be illogical. I do hate many of the past decisions and moves of Jr.Hunt/Pioli and don’t have room to post them all in this space.

    Getting Hillis was okay and predictable given his recent past behavior, i.e., who else wanted him? Maybe a few teams. Maybe not. Boss is more than okay, especially with the dearth of TE talent out there on the open market. If the Chiefs get the coveted Winston, that’s another matter and an excellent get for the Jr.Hunt/Pioli team.

    Summing up, some early work is getting done which is refreshing from past years and more needs doing.

  • March 16, 2012  - john vdovjak says:

    I am JFW and like what I’m seeing. Hope we get something done with Winston. all this should give us more flexibility regarding the draft.

  • March 16, 2012  - TimR says:

    Solid signing. Just could’ve & should’ve happened last year.

  • March 16, 2012  - Niblick says:

    I just hope we can keep Winston from leaving town and get him signed. He would be the highest top free agent Pioli has tried to sign. He’s going to demand top right tackle salary. If we can get a deal done, it would definitely be a home run for the Chiefs. Not a grand slam, but a very good addition. I’m cautiously optimistic.

  • March 16, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Sorry, the post regarding JFW’s comments should have been mine. Ditto on the sentiments R W and TimR. Haven’t heard anything regarding Winston but that would be a big get if we can get it done.

  • March 16, 2012  - TimR says:

    ED J… we all want to see our Chiefs successfull. Hunt & Pioli have made some pretty large mistakes that have hampered our progress & definitely damaged our image not only in KC, but around the league. Hopefully, they will learn from them. Clearly they have the time & ability to clean things up. We all certainly hope they will – sooner rather than later. I believe the pair definitely “feel the heat” to have their product produce. The accountability rests with them. They have been the ones to spouse “stability”. By their own standards, they haven’t yet met the bar & its their decisions that have led to much of the instability. They chose a head coach that apparently was incapatible with the organizational philosophy & they’ve not managed the organizational change well. SOME of the ire of the fan base is justified. SOME is just intense emotion & passion over a particular situation. BOTH can be remedied by the PRODUCT being consistently successful – which is what hasn’t happened, but we all want to see.

  • March 16, 2012  - el cid says:

    Good signing. Got to wish he was not a raider. Last year, all raven, all day. This year is raiders but Boss will compliment Moeaki, good job Pioli.

    About Hollis, like the length, money chump change. But he is a head case, “join the CIA”? Would have prefered the “law firm” but Hollis should be better, if he wants a NFL career.

  • March 16, 2012  - TimR says:

    Agree with you I do, el cid…again

  • March 16, 2012  - txchief says:

    cid praising Pioli? I thought that would be impossible. I’m still hoping to hear Winston will be the Chiefs’ new RT.

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