NFL Notebook: Chiefs release WR Breaston, TE Boss
BY Associated Press
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
2/20/13 at 4:41 AM
The Kansas City Chiefs have released wide receiver Steve Breaston and tight end Kevin Boss as part of their roster overhaul under new coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey.
The team announced the moves Tuesday in a statement on its website.
Breaston was lured to Kansas City in 2011 by former coach Todd Haley and general manager Scott Pioli, and signed a $22.5 million, five-year deal. But he fell out of favor under coach Romeo Crennel, catching seven passes for 74 yards in 10 games.
Boss signed a $9 million, three-year deal last offseason, but had only three catches for 65 yards before sustaining a season-ending concussion in Week 2 against Buffalo.
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He led the Ravens to the AFC North title, then to playoff victories over Indianapolis, Denver and New England before beating San Francisco in the Super Bowl. Flacco had 11 touchdown passes and no interceptions in the postseason.
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He says: "There was a bridge beginning to be built and then there were some recent events that kind of broke that bridge again."
Foxworth adds that the players are seeking checks and balances such as a neutral arbitrator to improve relations between the union and league.
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The moves Tuesday were expected because New York entered the offseason more than $20 million over the cap for the 2013 season.
New general manager John Idzik will be plenty busy this offseason, with another key decision being the future of backup quarterback Tim Tebow, who is expected to be traded or released before free agency begins next month.
The Jets are also hamstrung by the contract of quarterback Mark Sanchez, who is coming off a miserable season but is guaranteed $8.25 million in 2013. He would cost the Jets a $17.1 million cap hit if they cut him.