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Chiefs cut WR Steve Breaston, TE Kevin Boss

2/19/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

The Kansas City Chiefs made a pair of roster trims by releasing wide receiver Steve Breaston and tight end Kevin Boss on Tuesday.
 
Steve Breaston spent four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals and was brought over to Kansas by former Chiefs head coach Todd Haley.  But his production fell drastically in 2011 as Steve Breaston made 61 catches for 785 yards. The 2012 season proved even worse for Steve Breaston as he struggled to remain on field, and despite reportedly being health ended the season on the injured reserve. Steve Breaston played nine games in the 2012 season, while posting just seven catches for 74 yards.
 
Steve Breaston, who turns 30 in August, was scheduled to make $3.8 million in 2013 in the third season of his five-year contract, before he was cut by the new Kansas City Chiefs regime. The former Michigan Wolverine standout had 255 catches for 3,387 yards and nine touchdowns in 86 career games through six-seasons split between the Arizona Cardinals (four seasons) and Kansas City Chiefs (two seasons).
 
The 30-year-old Steve Breaston should generate a fair amount of interest on the open market from teams looking to add depth at wide receiver.
 
Kevin Boss was a started with the New York Giants (2007-10) who struggled to make an impact with the Oakland Raiders (2011) and Kansas City Chiefs. The 29-year-old Kevin Boss’ season ended prematurely after he suffered a concussion and winded up on the injured reserve. Kevin Boss had with three catches for 65 yards and a touchdown in two games for the Kanas City Chiefs during 2012. He was scheduled to make $2.4 million 2013, while in the second-year of a three-year contract he signed 2012.
 
The former Western Oregon product Kevin Boss has career totals of 150 receptions for 2,033 yards and 22 touchdowns in over 74 game appearances. However, the six-year veteran Kevin Boss’ future is uncertain due to his history of concussions.
 
The moves could help the Kansas City Chiefs lock their own potential free agents – wide receiver Dwyane Bowe and tackle Branden Albert. The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly in long-term contract negotiations with both players. However, the Kanas City Chiefs could slap the franchise tag on one of the players. Dwyane Bowe already received the non-exclusive franchise tag from the Kansas City Chiefs last year.
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