Kevin Boss #80 of the Kansas City Chiefs makes a catch against the St. Louis Rams during a pre-season game at the Edward Jones Dome on August 18, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Chiefs have lost one of their key signings from the offseason.
On Tuesday, the team placed tight end Kevin Boss on season-ending injured reserve. Last week, they also lost starting center Rodney Hudson to a season-ending knee injury.
Boss caught a 22-yard touchdown pass in the season opener against Atlanta. Then, he suffered a concussion in the second game of the season at Buffalo. He’s been out the last two weeks. Chiefs Head Coach Romeo Crennel said doctors haven’t cleared Boss for the rest of the season.
Other Chiefs injuries include running back Peyton Hillis (ankle), defensive ends Glenn Dorsey (calf) and Ropati Pitoitua (elbow) and cornerback Jalil Brown (hamstring). All of these players were not planning on practicing Wednesday.
Linebacker Derrick Johnson (groin) and center Ryan Lilja (back) were expected to be limited in Wednesday’s practice. Safety Kendrick Lewis could return this week from his shoulder injury.
The Chiefs signed linebacker Bryan Kehl to replace Boss on the roster. The former St. Louis Rams player has made five NFL starts in four seasons.
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