Chiefs lose tight end Kevin Boss for season

October, 3, 2012
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The Chiefs will miss tight end Kevin Boss, who was put on injured reserve because of a concussion he suffered in Week 2.

Boss was signed to pair in double tight end sets with Tony Moeaki. The pairing had big potential and it gave the Kansas City offense an added dimension. Losing Boss won't cripple the Kansas City offense because Moeaki is talented and there are enough receiving options, but it does diminish the unit some.

Anytime a player has to be shelved for a season because of a head injury, it is scary. Hopefully, he recovers well. Boss signed a three-year, $9 million deal with the Chiefs in March. The team officially signed linebacker Bryan Kehl to replace Boss on the 53-man roster.

In other Chiefs’ injury news:

Several Kansas City players did not practice Wednesday, including running back Peyton Hillis (ankle), receiver Devon Wylie (hamstring), defensive ends Glenn Dorsey (calf) and Ropati Pitoitua (elbow), linebacker Derrick Johnson (groin), cornerback Brandon Flowers (heel) and receiver Jon Baldwin (hamstring).

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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