The Kansas City Chiefs released two veteran pass catchers on Tuesday, despite the fact that the team is desperate for people that can actually CATCH a pass these days. The Chiefs announced that they have released wide receiver Steve Breaston and tight end Kevin Boss.
Breaston’s release is a bit of a shocker given that the promising receiver signed a five-year @23 million contract with the Chiefs in 2011. Breaston followed his former offensive coordinator in Arizona, Todd Haley, to KC as a free agent and was expected to be a big part of the Chiefs passing game. But Breaston was just OK in 2011, with 61 catches for 785 yards, and in 2012 he was largely phased out of the offense, catching just seven passes for 74 yards and being inactive for most of the season.
But don’t expect Breaston to be out of work for long. He is only 29 years old who has talent, and he’ll have suitors in free agency. A logical landing spot could be Pittsburgh: It is Breaston’s home town, the Steelers are likely to lose Mike Wallace in free agency, and Haley is now the Steelers’ offensive coordinator.
Boss has been a starter for both the Giants and the Raiders and was expected to be a starter for the Chiefs as well, but he played in just two games for the Chiefs last season before being lost for the season with a concussion. His future is much cloudier because of his injury history and the concussions.
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