The Raiders are moving rather quickly to fill a hole that they most certainly will feel even if they end up signing a replacement soon enough. With Zach Miller’s departure to the Seattle Seahawks, the Raiders are without their best pass catching option for the quarterback tandem of Jason Campbell and Trent Edwards. His 60 catches and five touchdowns last year were impressive for a tight end, and they will be hard numbers to replace for anyone.
Enter Kevin Boss, who arrived in Oakland for a visit and physical today and who has a prime opportunity to carve out his own niche on a team searching for some help among its receiving corps. Boss is a nice replacement with 35 catches for 531 yards last season and the same amount of touchdowns. That 15+ yards/catch is a fantastic number for a tight end and shows that Boss has the ability to gain significant yards after the catch with his 6-6 frame.
Even with Boss, Oakland will still miss Miller to some degree, but Boss isn’t a bad name to bring in. Bigger holes, however, still need to be addressed in the wide receiver corps and, more importantly, along the offensive front.