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Raiders to release Kevin Boss

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Kevin Boss is on the way out in Oakland.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Raiders plan to release Kevin Boss, the tight end who just eight months ago signed a four-year, $16 million deal contract with $6 million guaranteed. Boss was due $4 million this year, and the Raiders still owe him a guaranteed $2 million this year, on top of whatever he can make on whatever team signs him.

Boss will become an unrestricted free agent, and it’s easy to picture him winding up back with the Giants, the team he played for in his first four NFL seasons. The Giants lost two tight ends to torn ACLs in the Super Bowl and could use another one.

With the Raiders Boss played 14 games and caught 28 passes for 368 yards and three touchdowns.

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31 Responses to “Raiders to release Kevin Boss”
  1. bearsrulepackdrool says: Mar 12, 2012 5:49 PM

    Cut Like a Boss.

  2. socalraider909 says: Mar 12, 2012 5:57 PM

    Wow this one is a shock

  3. raidersfreak says: Mar 12, 2012 5:59 PM

    I guess Al over did those contracts last year hoping for that SB before he left us. I wonder how Al would of handled the Cap situation this year he always seemed to just squeeze it and tuck it back in. RIP

  4. east96st says: Mar 12, 2012 6:11 PM

    Guy misses out on his second ring AND gets cut. Tough year. Of course, 6 million to walk away helps the healing process.

  5. AlohaMrHand says: Mar 12, 2012 6:12 PM

    The only standout play Boss had was that fake punt and Td catch against the Browns.Other than that he really didn’t much for them.

  6. lilcuzzy says: Mar 12, 2012 6:12 PM

    Mckenzie released Boss , because he can find better / younger/ cheaper quality tight ends. IE Finley, Quarless, Crabtree. This was a good move, we already have some youth at the position. Boss was inconsistant and disapeared at times, not all his fault. My only question is, I wonder if they tried to re-negotiate his deal and he declined ?

  7. dohpey28 says: Mar 12, 2012 6:14 PM

    It would be an upset if he doesn’t wind up back with the Giants.

  8. sammythebull44 says: Mar 12, 2012 6:17 PM

    they never used him..thought he would be a stud with them

  9. chocolatebaconbutter says: Mar 12, 2012 6:19 PM

    Back to NYG.

  10. themonster49 says: Mar 12, 2012 6:22 PM

    The Raiders are continuing their cuts I think this is a good thing, this looks positive for their chances in the future too. Should be fun watching them in FA this year.

    Boss I am sure will be fine this year, wherever he goes. Kinda nice having that 2mil I’m sure as well, should make his choice of teams a little better needing a smaller contract this year.

  11. lovetron says: Mar 12, 2012 6:30 PM

    I see the Al Davis legacy of effective fiscal management continues to live on…

  12. play4blood says: Mar 12, 2012 6:41 PM

    So much for that “deal contract.”

  13. giants56 says: Mar 12, 2012 6:41 PM

    Welcome back Kevin!…You were missed!!!!!

  14. rdrllldubk says: Mar 12, 2012 8:54 PM

    Hmmm, definately didnt see that coming either. Boss didnt do much for Oak tho. Wonder if they REALLY wanna keep Wimbley or if Mak is trying to free space to go about FA while holding onto him as along as he can? Dont they still have a week or so till his bonus date?

  15. marcsasharc says: Mar 12, 2012 9:10 PM

    last year i was ridiculed for saying it was A. a dumb signing and B. a downgrade from Miller.

    Raider fans all over this board told me how dumb i was and how Boss was an obvious upgrade.

    eat crow, raiduuuh fans.

  16. asw1028 says: Mar 12, 2012 9:10 PM

    I’ve said this on Raiders posts before but it’s worth repeating: David Paulson from Oregon would be a good fit for the Raiders offense. He was a damn good blocker for Oregon’s run heavy offense, he has really good hands and he knows how to find openings in zones. Check out his YouTube highlights, they’re impressive.

  17. pantherpro says: Mar 12, 2012 9:20 PM

    Who wants to play in Stench town USA?

  18. Chairman Al says: Mar 12, 2012 9:22 PM

    WOW. I did not see that coming.

    However, Boss did less than I hoped last year. I understand injuries got him, but still. Brandon Myers is underrated, though. He isn’t terribly fast, but he has good hands and is a great blocker.

    Also, remember that the Raiders drafted David Ausberry last year and plan on him as a TE. Maybe this will help them land a solid CB.

    The Raiders have some solid WRs now. DHB had over 900 yards and Jacoby Ford & Denarius Moore are stars in the making. Manase Tonga and Marcel Reece can block. The offense showed last year that the TE doesn’t have to be the #1 receiver in Oakland anymore.

  19. ygkr85 says: Mar 12, 2012 9:33 PM

    I was happy to see the giants pass on giving Boss and Steve Smith the contracts they got — great moves by Jerry & co.

    This time around I’d like to see Boss and Smith back, give me Tolbert from that other article to replace Brandon Jacobs and a wild card move for Osi.

    PS Peyton Manning to Arizona

  20. stratomaticfan says: Mar 12, 2012 9:41 PM

    Maybe if they used him correctly, he would have had some production. They wasted his ability.

  21. tombradyallday says: Mar 12, 2012 9:43 PM

    maybe they can cut rick ross the so called boss to ha

  22. radrntn says: Mar 12, 2012 10:02 PM

    well lets just say this was the best option last year after miller left for the seahawks…with 500 ufa this year is a whole lot different.

  23. raiderapologist says: Mar 12, 2012 10:06 PM

    marcsasharc says: Mar 12, 2012 9:10 PM

    last year i was ridiculed for saying it was A. a dumb signing and B. a downgrade from Miller.
    Raider fans all over this board told me how dumb i was and how Boss was an obvious upgrade.
    eat crow, raiduuuh fans.

    You get ridiculed for who you are, not what you say. You should spend your online time ordering your Randy Moss and Alex Smith jerseys.

  24. commitment2excrement says: Mar 12, 2012 10:22 PM

    Welcome to rebuild mode Oakland!!!! Dont expect to contend or even win 8 games for the next 3 years!

  25. marcsasharc says: Mar 12, 2012 11:17 PM

    raiderapologist says:
    Mar 12, 2012 10:06 PM
    marcsasharc says: Mar 12, 2012 9:10 PM

    last year i was ridiculed for saying it was A. a dumb signing and B. a downgrade from Miller.
    Raider fans all over this board told me how dumb i was and how Boss was an obvious upgrade.
    eat crow, raiduuuh fans.

    You get ridiculed for who you are, not what you say. You should spend your online time ordering your Randy Moss and Alex Smith jerseys.

    i remember you were one of those d bags! a wee bit upset? you’re still the 40 year old man living in mamas basement! run along.

  26. huejackson says: Mar 12, 2012 11:57 PM

    Ok I know some of you 50 year old fat slobs that takr shot at the Raiders think you know everything about football but Boss has a head injury which he recieved last season and Boss may not even be healthy to play in 2012

  27. vipod4ever says: Mar 13, 2012 12:04 AM

    Ausberry, remember the name.

  28. tuckyous says: Mar 13, 2012 1:45 AM

    tombradyallday says: Mar 12, 2012 9:43 PM

    maybe they can cut rick ross the so called boss to ha
    ——-
    So incredibly not funny.

  29. joetoronto says: Mar 13, 2012 6:27 AM

    marcsasharc says: Mar 12, 2012 9:10 PM

    last year i was ridiculed for saying it was A. a dumb signing and B. a downgrade from Miller.

    Raider fans all over this board told me how dumb i was and how Boss was an obvious upgrade.

    eat crow, raiduuuh fans.
    *************************************************
    No one these boards knows less about football than you, you keep proving it, over and over.

    Moron.

  30. bigbluefan1 says: Mar 13, 2012 7:57 AM

    Over heard at the Giants offices this morning

    Jerry there is a Kevin Boss on line one

    Jerry tell him were not interested

    Boss and Smith two of the brightest bulbs in the NFL both reached for the sky and fell in a hole.

    Addition via subtraction

  31. raiderapologist says: Mar 13, 2012 6:10 PM

    marcsasharc says: Mar 12, 2012 11:17 PM

    i remember you were one of those d bags! a wee bit upset? you’re still the 40 year old man living in mamas basement! run along.

    Not upset at all. I wanted Miller to stay in Oakland. The only thing that upsets me is your weak and tired basement smack. It’s like you and cali49er707 are brothers. Or sharing a brain.

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