Chiefs Trim Breaston, Boss

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.

5 Responses to “Chiefs Trim Breaston, Boss”

  • February 19, 2013  - Tenand6 says:


    Do you know anything about the Breaston story? Is he not the same receiver he was? I watched him in AZ and KC and thought I saw a very good #3 receiver.

  • February 19, 2013  - el cid says:

    It gets tougher and tougher to see how the players who the last administration paid pretty good money for are and will continue to fall to the way side.

    Reid will do it his way. I keep seeing a lot of light at the end of this tunnel.

  • February 19, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    Bob- Any idea if they will cost anything against the cap still?
    I am disappointed that Boss didn’t work out and Breaston…wth happened with him.
    At least we know Reid and Dorsey know what they are doing when making these decisions.

  • February 20, 2013  - ChuckXX says:

    Truly a shame about Boss. I thought he was very good at his craft and if it were not for the “concussion history” I think he might have been able to stick around. As for Breaston that is one of the true mysteries that we will never find out as to what the real story really is.

  • February 20, 2013  - Niblick says:

    I’m just wondering what players will be next. Will they release Cassell or restructure his contract?. The same would apply to Jackson, but I do think he may agree to a restructure if he wants to stay. I think there are several players whose contracts are up that they will let become free agents. Quinn is the biggest name that comes to mind.

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