Oakland Inks Former Giants Tight End Kevin Boss


The Raiders have gotten their replacement for former TE Zach Miller. Today the club agreed to terms with Giants free agent tight end Kevin Boss. ESPN’s Adam Schefter says Boss’ four-year deal is worth $16 million.

A fifth-round pick (157th overall) out of Western Oregon in 2007, Boss has 119 receptions for 1,600 yards and 18 touchdowns during his career, with most of that production coming as a full-time starter over the last three seasons.

The 6-foot-6, 255-pound Boss replaces Miller, who signed a five-year, $34 million contract with the Seahawks earlier this week. Miller’s contract contains $17 million in guaranteed money, a figure the cap-strapped Raiders were unable to match.


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One Response to “Oakland Inks Former Giants Tight End Kevin Boss”

  1. NFLStatsBlog says:

    I hate to see Boss leave the Giants. He is a prototype tight end IMO. The only downside is that every time he caught a ball over the middle there was a risk he’d be hurt bad or at least out a couple of plays. Maybe that was just my impression, but the only downside that I see is his durability. If he stays healthy, I think he can develop into an elite tight end. I know Boss is obviously a bit different than Chris Cooley, but Campbell is clearly comfortable throwing to his tight ends. I think Boss will be a great FF pick.