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Posted Oct 3, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has placed tight end Kevin Boss on injured reserve and signed linebacker Bryan Kehl.

Boss (6-6, 255) has seen action in 74 games (58 starts) in six NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2012), Oakland Raiders (2011) and New York Giants (2007-10). He has recorded 150 receptions for 2,033 yards (13.6 avg.) with 22 touchdowns. He has played in five postseason games, all with the Giants, including a victory in Super Bowl XLII. In the postseason, he owns eight receptions for 142 yards (17.8 avg.).

Boss joined the Chiefs as a free agent this offseason and started two games for the club, catching three passes for 65 yards (21.7 avg.) with one touchdown. He originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft pick (153rd overall) of the Giants in the 2007 NFL Draft. The Philomath, Ore., native was a first-team All-American at Western Oregon and prepped at Philomath High School.

Kehl (6-2, 243) has played in 59 games (five starts) in four NFL seasons with the St. Louis Rams (2010-11) and New York Giants (2008-10). He has tallied 58 tackles (40 solo), 1.0 sack (-8.0 yards), one interception returned for 17 yards, one pass defensed and two fumble recoveries. Earlier this year, Kehl spent time with the Washington Redskins before being released during the club’s final roster cutdown on Aug. 31. He originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick (123rd overall) of the Giants in the 2008 NFL Draft. He was an honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference linebacker at BYU. The Salt Lake City, Utah native prepped at Brighton High School.