Boss’ future in the NFL is sadly uncertain because of his history of concussions. Breaston was brought to Kansas City by Todd Haley, but his production fell off a cliff in 2011. Breaston could barely get on the field last year after totaling 785 yards in 2011.
There should be a role for Breaston, 30, as a slot man somewhere. But he was due almost $4 million in 2013.
Boss was a terrific starter for the Giants, but he struggled to make an impact in Oakland and Kansas City the last two years. Boss only played two games for the Chiefs because of a severe concussion. He was due to make $2.4 million.
Boss, 29, began his career as a backup to Jeremy Shockey. The fifth-round pick jumped into a starting role when Shockey broke his leg late in the 2007 season. Boss made one of the biggest plays in Super Bowl XLII a few months later — a 43-yard catch-and-run inside New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison. It jumpstarted a stagnant Giants offense and set up the team’s first touchdown of the day to give the eventual champs a 10-7 lead early in the fourth quarter.
Breaston, 29, is now five years removed from his only 1,000-yard receiving season (with the Arizona Cardinals). He averaged 54 catches and 738 yards from 2009-11 but caught only seven passes for 74 yards with the Chiefs last season. His base salary for this upcoming season was $3.8 million, a figure that didn’t match his expected production in minds of the team’s new decision makers.
He was just cut by the Jets. There are reasons to think the Chiefs could be interested in Scott. It starts with the presence of new Kansas City defensive coordinator Bob Sutton. He was Scott’s position coach in all four of the linebacker’s seasons in New York. If Sutton thinks Scott can help the Chiefs, I’m sure he’d push for him.
Kansas City also could use a veteran inside linebacker. The team has Pro Bowlers in outside linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston and inside linebacker Derrick Johnson. Adding a savvy veteran like Scott, who knows how to play under Sutton, may be beneficial.
“The most impressive interview I’ve ever had in the last 25 years of doing this? Russell Wilson,” said Dorsey, referring to the quarterback drafted by Seattle last year in the third round. “Wasn’t even close. You could feel that guy as a person, how strong he was, how intellectually deep he was, how mentally tough he was, that he had the charisma to lead other players. I always try to look at kids like I’m in the locker room and I’m a teammate. It was easy to see this guy leading a team.