Kevin Boss is the latest official signing to the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2012 free agency period, and the team added a nice tight end option to the offense in the process. Boss has won a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants and has exhibited nice pass catching and blocking abilities in his time with the Giants and the Oakland Raiders.
The Chiefs must have liked what they saw in Boss because they signed him for a three-year, $9 million deal to keep him in KC for a while.
"We felt that signing Kevin continued our free agent plan of adding good players to our roster," Pioli said at a press conference. "Kevin has a track record of personal and team success in this league and he is a good fit for us."
Boss took the time to praise the city and the team itself as part of his reason for signing with the Chiefs.
“I kind of like the smaller town feel,” Boss said. "Just talking to Mr. (Scott) Pioli and Coach (Romeo) Crennel, I just love the whole organization from the top down. I’m looking forward to getting out here and getting settled in.
"I think the direction that Mr. Pioli and Coach Crennel are taking this team is definitely moving in the right direction," said Boss. "The talent here is amazing, and it’s young talent. That’s something that I think gives us a lot to look forward to in the future and a lot of years to continue to build this team."
Boss is the second tight end on the roster expected to play a major role for the Chiefs offense under Brian Daboll. Boss said he was ready to work alongside Tony Moeaki.
"I’m excited to be here with Tony," Boss said. "I think it’s going to be fun to play with him. You’ve seen the success the Patriots have had with a couple of good tight ends and I think it’s something we can do here."