KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The Chiefs have put tight end Kevin Boss on injured reserve after doctors determined they would not clear him to play this season following a head injury sustained in Week 2.
Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel announced the move Wednesday, along with the signing of former Rams linebacker Bryan Kehl to provide some depth on defense.
Boss signed a $9 million, three-year contract in the offseason to provide Kansas City with a versatile tight end for quarterback Matt Cassel, particularly with Tony Moeaki coming off a torn left ACL. Boss caught three passes for 65 yards and a touchdown before getting hurt at Buffalo.
Crennel said he's comfortable with Moeaki's health and the depth at the position.
Kansas City plays host to Baltimore on Sunday.
CHIEFS PLACE TE KEVIN BOSS ON IR; SIGN LB BRYAN KEHL
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has placed tight end Kevin Boss on injured reserve and signed linebacker Bryan Kehl.
Boss (6-6, 255) has seen action in 74 games (58 starts) in six NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2012), Oakland Raiders (2011) and New York Giants (2007-10). He has recorded 150 receptions for 2,033 yards (13.6 avg.) with 22 touchdowns. He has played in five postseason games, all with the Giants, including a victory in Super Bowl XLII. In the postseason, he owns eight receptions for 142 yards (17.8 avg.).
Boss joined the Chiefs as a free agent this offseason and started two games for the club, catching three passes for 65 yards (21.7 avg.) with one touchdown. He originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft pick (153rd overall) of the Giants in the 2007 NFL Draft. The Philomath, Ore., native was a first-team All-American at Western Oregon and prepped at Philomath High School.
Kehl (6-2, 243) has played in 59 games (five starts) in four NFL seasons with the St. Louis Rams (2010-11) and New York Giants (2008-10). He has tallied 58 tackles (40 solo), 1.0 sack (-8.0 yards), one interception returned for 17 yards, one pass defensed and two fumble recoveries. Earlier this year, Kehl spent time with the Washington Redskins before being released during the club’s final roster cutdown on Aug. 31. He originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick (123rd overall) of the Giants in the 2008 NFL Draft. He was an honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference linebacker at BYU. The Salt Lake City, Utah native prepped at Brighton High School.