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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Chiefs looking at another Oakland discard

By Bill Williamson

Will another salary-cap casualty in Oakland end up in Kansas City?

NFL Network's Jason La Canfora is reporting that tight end Kevin Boss will visit the Kansas City Chiefs. He was cut by the Oakland Raiders this week as the team purged big salaries given by the late Al Davis last year.

The first big Oakland cap casualty this year, Stanford Routt, signed with the Chiefs last month.

News of Boss; visit in Kansas City shows how important finding another tight end is for the Chiefs. They want to add another weapon to Tony Moeaki, who is expected to be back at full strength after missing all of last season with a torn ACL in his knee.

The Chiefs brought John Carlson to town Tuesday night. But he departed first thing Wednesday morning for Minnesota because the Vikings were offering him a big deal. He later signed with the Vikings.

A Moeaki-Boss combination could be strong for the varied Kansas City offense if both players can stay healthy. Boss was often banged up last season and he only had 28 catches for the Raiders. Yet when healthy he has shown he can be a receiving weapon.