Chiefs Brass On Signing Free Agent TE Kevin Boss

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 16: Kevin Boss #87 of the Oakland Raiders runs past Chris Gocong #51 of the Cleveland Browns after catching a pass on a fake field goal attempt at O.co Coliseum on October 16, 2011 in Oakland, California. Boss ran the pass in for a touchdown. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs made their second signing of free agency on Thursday night when they agreed to terms on a three-year, $9 million deal with TE Kevin Boss, formerly of the Oakland Raiders and New York Giants. Boss signed a four-year, $16 million deal in Oakland last year but, like so many of their good players, they couldn't afford him, leading to his release.

Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel and GM Scott Pioli both commented on the addition of Boss.

Romeo: "We are excited about the opportunity to make Kevin a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. Kevin has been a part of successful teams in the past and knows what it takes to win. I am eager to add him to our offense."

Pioli: "We felt that signing Kevin continued our free agent plan of adding good players to our roster. Kevin has a track record of personal and team success in this league and he is a good fit for us."

This is part of building depth on the Chiefs roster. Last year, the loss of Tony Moeaki was pretty bad. KC didn't really have a great replacement plan for him. This year, though, they'll have someone in place just in case there's another injury.

More Chiefs free agency news (and a list of all the Chiefs free agents here):

Mike Tolbert leaves KC without contract | Chiefs sign Kevin Boss | Chiefs interested in Jerricho Cotchery |Peyton Hillis meets KC media | Chiefs visiting with a free agent OT | Latest updates on Chiefs free agents |RB help was a goal, GM Scott Pioli says | Chiefs sign Peyton Hillis approval poll | Eric Winston visiting Chiefs | Le'Ron McClain to the Chargers| Chiefs sign Peyton Hillis | John Carlson made it to KC, but didn't visit Chiefs | Jackie Battle has some interest in free agency | Brandon Carr to Dallas for $50.1 million |Kyle Orton signs with Cowboys |John Carlson signs with Vikings | Mike Tolbert has five teams interested| BenJarvus Green-Ellis has multiple suitors | No tender for Tyler Palko

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