The Chiefs had been busy in recent weeks adding players to their roster. On Tuesday, the personnel moves became a two-way street as WR Steve Breaston and TE Kevin Boss were released.
The veteran receivers thus became the first casualties of the new regime. The 29-year old Breaston has spent 6 seasons in the league, the last 2 years with the Chiefs. He played in 26 games with 17 starts, catching 68 passes for 859 yards and 2 touchdown catches.
His playing time all but disappeared in the second half of the 2012 as he apparently earned a ticket to the dog house of head coach Romeo Crennel.
Boss showed promise last year in the pre-season and in the season opener, but he suffered a concussion in the second game at Buffalo and did not return. He had 3 catches for 5 yards and a TD catch.
Breaston signed a 5-year deal for $22.55 million in 2011, and was due to make $3.8 million in base salary for the 2013 season. Boss signed a 3-year, $9 million last season and he was due $2.4 million in base salary in the coming season.