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Chiefs Release TE Kevin Boss, WR Steve Breaston

Posted: 3:44 PM Feb 19, 2013
Reporter: Chiefs PR Staff (posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)

Chiefs release:

CHIEFS RELEASE TE KEVIN BOSS, WR STEVE BREASTON



KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has released tight end Kevin Boss and wide receiver Steve Breaston.



Boss (6-6, 255) started two games with the Kansas City Chiefs (2012), recording three receptions for 65 yards (21.7 avg.) with one touchdown before being placed on injured reserve with a head injury. Prior to joining the Chiefs, Boss spent one season with Oakland (2011) and four years with the New York Giants (2007-10). He has appeared in 74 games (58 starts) in six NFL seasons. His career numbers include 150 receptions for 2,033 yards (13.6 avg.) with 22 touchdowns. He has started five postseason contests, tallying eight receptions for 142 yards (17.8 avg.). In 2007, Boss was part of the New York Giants squad that won Super Bowl XLII.



The Philomath, Ore., native, originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round pick (153rd overall) of the New York Giants out of Western Oregon in the 2007 NFL Draft.



Breaston (6-0, 189) appeared in 26 games (17 starts) with the Kansas City Chiefs (2011-12). In two seasons, Breaston tallied 68 receptions for 859 yards (12.6 avg.) with two touchdowns, one carry for 25 yards and one punt return for 21 yards. Prior to joining the Chiefs, Breaston spent four seasons with Arizona (2007-10). He has appeared in 86 games (43 starts) in his six-year NFL career. He has recorded 255 career receptions for 3,387 yards (13.3 avg.) and nine touchdowns. He has added 10 carries for 120 yards (12.0 avg.), 114 punt returns for 906 yards (7.9 avg.) with one touchdown, and 102 kick returns for 2,220 yards (21.8 avg.). He has appeared in six postseason games (four starts), recording 24 receptions for 325 yards (13.5 avg.) with one touchdown and two rushes for 20 yards (10.0 avg.). He has added eight punt returns for 65 yards (8.1 avg.) and three kick returns for 50 yards (16.7 avg.) in postseason action.



The North Braddock, Pa., native, originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round pick (142nd overall) of the Arizona Cardinals out of Michigan in the 2007 NFL Draft.

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