One man’s trash is another’s treasure. What’s true in the world of celebrity relationships holds equal weight in the NFL. Just ask the Kansas City Chiefs who seem to sit outside of Reggie McKenzie’s office these days, eagerly awaiting the janitor to empty the trash.
After yesterday’s signing of Kevin Boss, a reported three-year deal valued at $9-million, the Chiefs have plundered two recent Raider castoffs. Stanford Routt was the first KC reclamation project. Enjoy all those yellow flags on Sundays, Addicts. Now Boss becomes the lasted contract tossed out of McKenzie’s window and into Romeo Crennel’s lap.
Boss will be a solid addition to the Chiefs’ double tight end sets. He didn’t have much of an impact in Oakland’s passing game but as a blocker Boss is a beast.
What you’ve got to love about the continued dumpster diving in Oakland is that so far the contracts offered to both Routt and Boss aren’t too far off from what they were given by Al Davis. Either Davis’ overspending was greatly exaggerated or NFL personnel departments are still copying the OG of modern football. Ok, so Davis’ overspending isn’t exactly overrated. After all that’s why so many players are ejected from Oakland are now finding work elsewhere. With all kinds of cap issues McKenzie has had no choice but to trim the fat.
So, what’s next for the Chiefs?
Well, the other shoe is set to drop on Kamerion Wimbley pretty soon. I’m sure he’d love to hop aboard the hobo express, a one-way train ride to Missouri. Boss seems excited about the Chiefs’ chances going forward and why not? By the time the Raiders are done ditching contracts, chances are Boss will be playing with many of the same men he saw in silver and black last season.