Raiders Look To Fill Hole After Miller's Departure, Bring in TE Kevin Boss For A Workout
Tuesday, the Oakland Raiders found out their top flight free agent tight-end was heading up north to play for the Seattle Seahawks, his decision was driven by former Raiders head coach now offensive line coach of Seattle Tom Cable. Now the Raiders were obligated to fill in the void where Zach Miller left open upon his departure.
On Wednesday Raiders brought in free agent tight end Kevin Boss for a workout . Boss is known as a good blocking type tight end not more of the receiving type like Miller. Boss does come with post season experience however and participated in rookie season in the Super Bowl with the New York Giants.
In his four year career Boss has accumulated 119 receptions for 1,600 yards and 18 touchdowns.In the past three seasons, 25.5 percent of his catches were for at least 20 yards while 14.6 percent of his catches were TDs, leading all NFL tight ends in those categories.
All aspects indicate that Boss want to play for a team on the west coast since that’s where he’s originally and currently has family out there. Boss has a connection with the current the Raiders defensive line coach Mike Wauffle, who coached the Giants line for many seasons.
“Obviously, Mike had a lot of glowing things to say about him and watching videotape of him, he has some characteristics that we’re looking for,” said head coach Hue Jackson. “He’s a big guy. He’s 6-6, 254 (pounds) and so we’ll work him out and see what he can do.”
Boss is a solid player that has taken his share of shots when going over the middle. He always seems to grasp on to the football. But has had his share of concussions in his short career.