August 18, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Kevin Boss (80) looks on in the second half against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Release WR Steve Breaston and TE Kevin Boss

According to a tweet from Adam Teicher, the Kansas City Chiefs have released wide receiver Steve Breaston and tight end Kevin Boss.

Breaston spent 2012 in the doghouse and now he’s leaving KC (Photo Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports)

Breaston signed with the Chiefs in July 2011 to a five-year contract that reunited him with Todd Haley, who was the offensive coordinator during Breaston’s time with the Arizona Cardinals. In two seasons, Breaston appeared in 26 games, starting 17, hauling in 28 passes for 859 yards and two touchdowns.

The 2012 season was tumultuous for Breaston, who spent a lot of time on the inactive list even though the Chiefs were hit by injuries and poor performance at the position. In December, former head coach Romeo Crennel stated Breaston needed to “show that he has a great understanding of the game plan and he can execute the game plan” before Breaston could return to the active lineup. Crennel would later say he was misquoted by the press and clarified his statement. “There have been other guys who have shown us a little bit more,” Crennel said, “so we’ve decided to go with those guys. Then there’s also a special teams element involved in it as well.”

New head coach Andy Reid had spoke highly of Breaston before today but the move to cut him is not a surprise.

Boss’ career with the Chiefs never really got started. In the second game of the season against the Buffalo Bills Boss was on the receiving end of a hard hit to the head from Bills safety D’Norris Searcy, leaving Boss concussed. A few weeks later the Chiefs placed him on injured reserve after doctors decided they could not clear him to play for the rest of the season.

It is likely the Chiefs decided to release Boss out of concern he will never play again. Boss had a history of concussions before he signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the Chiefs last offseason. Boss finishes his career in Kansas City with three receptions for 65 yards and one touchdown.

On top of this latest news, Chip brought up Boss’ time in Kansas City earlier today.

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