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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Chiefs’ hidden treasure: Tight end

By Bill Williamson

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Examining a position group that could exceed its preseason expectations:

Last year, the Chiefs’ tight end position was fairly weak after second-year player Tony Moeaki went out with a torn ACL in the final preseason game.

Now, I think this unit can be one of the better groups in the NFL in 2012.

Moeaki is expected to be healthy. He was outstanding in nearly every facet as a rookie. He has great hands and can stretch the field. But the Chiefs’ success at tight end won’t end with Moeaki. Adopting the two-tight end philosophy of his former team -- New England -- Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli signed former Giants and Raiders tight end Kevin Boss. I love this pickup.

Boss is an underrated player who will be a perfect complement to Moeaki. I think these two tight ends will create matchup issues and give Kansas City’s offense an added dimension.