Chiefs Lose Boss For Season; Add Linebacker

From the Truman Sports Complex

The Chiefs have placed TE Kevin Boss on the injured-reserve list, ending his 2012 season because of the concussion he suffered on September 16 in Buffalo.

“The doctors informed us they were not going to clear Kevin to play football the rest of this year,” head coach Romeo Crennel, said Wednesday morning. “Kevin was disappointed. We are disappointed because we felt he was a good addition to the team. We thought he would be able to help us. He wants to play football, but with his situation he’s not going to be able to play this year.”

In his short time as part of the Chiefs offense, Boss caught 3 passes for 65 yards, including a 29-yard catch against Buffalo and a 22-yard touchdown play against Atlanta.

To fill Boss’ roster spot, the Chiefs signed LB Bryan Kehl. In four NFL seasons, he played in 59 games with 5 starts, contributing 83 total tackles with an interception and 2 fumble recoveries.

The 6-2, 234-pound Utah native last played for the Washington Redskins, where he spent the pre-season and was released on August 31st. Before that he played for the St. Louis Rams for two seasons. Kehl came into the league as a 4th-round selection of the New York Giants in the 2008 NFL Draft. He was the 123rd selection.

Kehl played his college ball at Brigham Young.

4 Responses to “Chiefs Lose Boss For Season; Add Linebacker”

  • October 3, 2012  - Niblick says:

    This really adds to the hurt in what is turning out to be a miserable season.I hope this is not career ending. It’s very unusual for a concusion to put a player out for the whole season. I wish him the best and hopes he can come back next year.

  • October 3, 2012  - el cid says:

    I am with you Niblick.

    Got to wonder the addition of a LB. What is he going to do for the roster? Lose a TE, a receiver type, don’t you add someone on the offensive side?

  • October 3, 2012  - Kenny says:

    The hit on Boss was a pretty bad one. It also looked very intentional. I’d like to see the league make players sit out a few games for intentional hits that cause concussions. The the injured player needs to be out for at least a week, so should the player who delivered the dirty hit.

    I hope Boss recovers completely and wont have any long term issues. Good Luck to him.

  • October 3, 2012  - Niblick says:

    I read where he has had a history of concussions, so this makes it a little easier to understand why he is out for the season. Kenny, there was a late hit and Buffalo was penalized, but I think he actually got the concussions when he hit the ground, not from the hit. At least that’s what I thought. Obviously I do not for sure what caused it, just my opinion.

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