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Concussion ends the season of Kevin Boss

The Chiefs have placed Kevin Boss on IR. Find all news and notes regarding that move below.

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'Failed Physical'

The Kansas City Chiefs released veterans Steve Breaston and Kevin Boss on Tuesday. For Boss, the release came designated as a "Failed Physical" and "Failure to Disclose Physical Condition".

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Not many 6'7 tight ends out there

Besides leadership, not many players are 6'7 like Boss was.

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Who replaces Kevin Boss?

The Kansas City Chiefs have confirmed Kevin Boss's season is over due to a Week 2 concussion and they've also announced that linebacker Bryan Kehl will take his spot on the 53-man roster.

The next question is how the Chiefs replace Boss at tight end.

Here's what the tight end depth chart looks like:

TE Kevin Boss, Tony Moeaki, Steve Maneri, Jake O'Connell

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.

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Chiefs fill Kevin Boss's roster spot

The KC Chiefs announced on Wednesday that Kevin Boss's season is over. The team is placing him on injured reserve due to a Week 2 concussion he suffered against the Buffalo Bills. See the hit that ended Boss's season here.

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.

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Romeo: Kevin Boss out for the year

Boss is done for the year, according to Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel.

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This is the play that ended Kevin Boss's season

Boss has been ruled out for the rest of the year, according to the Chiefs.

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