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Chiefs sign Kevin Boss to three-year, $9 million deal

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced Thursday that they have signed tight end Kevin Boss, formerly of the Oakland Raiders.

Boss, 28, will play across the formation from Tony Moeaki in two-tight end sets. The Chiefs are gearing up to run a ground-heavy offense, and Boss is a difference-making blocker. Moeaki also blocks well.

Adam Caplan reports that the deal is worth $9 million over three seasons.

Kansas City hasn’t made any huge splashes in free agency, but it has retained top wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and shored up its rushing attack. The Chiefs could still get into the mix for a free agent nose tackle like Aubrayo Franklin as the market plays out.

Boss was the No. 82 overall player on the PFT Hot 100.

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29 Responses to “Chiefs sign Kevin Boss to three-year, $9 million deal”
  1. clavette says: Mar 15, 2012 8:21 PM

    glad to see he found another team quickly. i was hoping he’d return to the giants but 3 years 9 mil is a decent deal for him

    guy takes a beating out on the field and gets up and is right back at it the next play. only knock on him is he gets beat up pretty badly sometimes

  2. kwoodc says: Mar 15, 2012 8:24 PM

    I love how everyone thinks Moeaki is some stud TE…dude has been injured his entire career both college and pro.

  3. portlax12 says: Mar 15, 2012 8:27 PM

    He literally did nothing last year. He had one nice play on that fake fg and that was about it. He eventually got benched. He isnt a terrible football player; however, I feel like you could have better spent $3 million per year elsewhere.

  4. nyyjetsknicks says: Mar 15, 2012 8:27 PM

    I like the moves the chiefs have made so far.

  5. lilrob10201 says: Mar 15, 2012 8:28 PM

    Nice deal for the Chiefs.

  6. stoneydog1000 says: Mar 15, 2012 8:35 PM

    one step at a time, the Chiefs are getting better and better.

  7. jfibertkc says: Mar 15, 2012 8:39 PM

    He is a stud. But it IS unfortunate how much he gets injured. He’s only human!

  8. thepatriotsaregay says: Mar 15, 2012 8:41 PM

    with Cassel throwing to him this signing has no impact. Chiefs need a real QB

  9. huejackson says: Mar 15, 2012 8:44 PM

    kwoodc says: Mar 15, 2012 8:24 PM

    I love how everyone thinks Moeaki is some stud TEā€¦dude has been injured his entire career both college and pro.
    ——————————————————–
    I think its really gay when a guy calls another guy a “stud”
    I think if you call a guy a stud then you at the very least thought about sucking balls//
    By the way Boss cant get space he sucks

  10. lennydpocketqb says: Mar 15, 2012 8:46 PM

    like a boss

  11. jrspike says: Mar 15, 2012 8:47 PM

    Run baby Run

  12. anrgydeafman says: Mar 15, 2012 8:48 PM

    The trench on offense side is looking better and better…now only if KC would get Winston in the fold then Cassel actually may have a chance…

  13. joeymichaelsstudios says: Mar 15, 2012 8:48 PM

    wOw….Chiefs are on fire!

  14. raiderapologist says: Mar 15, 2012 8:58 PM

    Chief fans must be conflicted. They hate the Raiders, but management keeps digging around in Oakland’s garbage can.

  15. war27 says: Mar 15, 2012 8:59 PM

    Nice TE but he’s had his bell rung 1 too many times to be worth this money.

    With the rules the way they are now and probably only getting worse about concussions this isn’t all that great of a signing.

  16. touchdownroddywhite says: Mar 15, 2012 9:07 PM

    Mediocre signing. He’s a 3 mil O-lineman that will catch an occasional pass. I see what they’re doing and they better hope their D holds up in tight spots if they want to count on the run game to carry them through. Falcons 2.0/light depending on your opinion…

  17. chiefsfan88 says: Mar 15, 2012 9:11 PM

    By trash you mean the people your stupid team couldn’t afford to keep

  18. nedhigginssports says: Mar 15, 2012 9:52 PM

    As a Giants fan I love Boss and am happy he got signed but dude has got to be worried about his long term health guy has to have over 10 concussions

  19. vikingsinla says: Mar 15, 2012 9:58 PM

    Fear not, Chiefs fans, the Vikes flushed away $25 mil over 5 years on John Carlson, who ended his 2010 season concussed, and missed all of 2011 due to injury. Boss can do everything Carlson can do, better.

  20. upby3 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:00 PM

    Good luck Kevin. Sorry that Hue didn’t give you much of a chance in Oakland.

  21. nfl1818 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:08 PM

    Is it my imagination or is there a lot of movement in Oakland, mostly the wrong way

  22. odawg31 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:15 PM

    Decent sign, but Chiefs need to one of the two main FA still out there!. Now we’re talkin!

  23. odawg31 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:16 PM

    get..

  24. radrntn says: Mar 15, 2012 10:27 PM

    funny when raiders signed boss, somebody at pft said Boss was not that good, zach miller was astud, and now that boss is no longer a raider, he is now a stud blocker…lets face it he is a 3 million per season TE. nothing more nothing less.

  25. raidersfreak says: Mar 15, 2012 10:42 PM

    Man are my raiders going to have a team next year. I guess those whacked contracts is going to put a hurting on us Raider fans if we can’t secure any decent players.

    Maybe Reggie sees some talent coming from the latter part of the draft that will be day 1 starters.

    U just hate to see this offense lack a De-fence.

  26. mcthompso says: Mar 15, 2012 10:56 PM

    I think a lot of Boss’s lack of production last year came from the fact that Hue just did not use the TE position too much, especially once Campbell went down.

    Solid signing by the Chiefs. Hate ‘em, but they are running their franchise in a admirable way.

    For us Raiders fans, no more Boss can give us some excitement to see what Ausberry can do catching the ball. The way Carson Palmer talks him up, as well as reports that have been out there since Oakland drafted him makes him a guy to keep an eye on.

    In short, hopefully not a big loss for Oakland. Another sound play by KC.

  27. mrclearview says: Mar 16, 2012 12:37 AM

    I like the signing. Boss is a better 2nd tight end than most teams in the league have. Didn’t overpay like the Vikings did for Carlson, and as someone already stated, Boss can do every bit of what Carlson can do.

  28. silvernblak says: Mar 17, 2012 7:22 PM

    I think its hilarious that every time Reggie shows a player the NFL’s back door to the alley, there waits KC licking their chops waiting for the next bone the Raiders throw to em….There is a reason Reggie was successful in GB and its apparent he will be here too. I love what hes doing and its good to have good ol Raider blood getting rid of the over inflated contracts and players who have no heart for the Raiders Legacy and looking for nothing but a payday. So now Reggie is going for the talent that Reggie is so good at spotting from under rocks!!!!! We love ya Reggie!!!!!

  29. silvernblak says: Mar 25, 2012 11:29 PM

    I did like Boss. That was one we should have kept be hind the “Aus” Boss could assisted with his growth if anything!!! We wish you well Boss man!

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