Moeaki is good depth behind Boss, so the potential is there for the Chiefs to capably replace him. They had planned on more two tight end sets this season, which helps with the rushing attack and the play-action, but that plan may need to be tweaked.
What's concerning is that the Chiefs are one play away from Steve Maneri and Jake O'Connell being featured in the offense. That's not a good situation, but that's what happens when you get down to your third and fourth tight ends.
The loss of Boss means more snaps for Moeaki, who has seen his playing time rise in the wake of Boss's Week 2 concussion.
Moeaki staying healthy just became a lot more important.
Romeo Crennel made the announcement on Boss and also confirmed the new signing, linebacker Bryan Kehl, who will take Boss's spot on the roster.
The doctors informed us that they were not going to clear Kevin Boss to play football the rest of this year, so we put him on IR and so that gave us a roster spot.
"We used that roster spot to sign Bryan Kehl, a linebacker out of BYU. He played with the Rams, so he will be with us today.
"Kevin was disappointed, we're disappointed because we thought he was a good addition to the team, we felt like he would be able to help us, and he enjoys playing football, wants to play football, but with his situation, he's not going to be able to play this year. So we had to make that move. He'll take time to try to get back and get himself together and then in the mean time we'll keep treating and working with him and kind of go from there. But he is on IR and that means he's lost basically for the season for us."
Tough blow for the Chiefs. Boss seemed like a good addition in the preseason and the short time he was on the field in the regular season, but his season is now over.