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Report: Raiders Plan To Release Tight End Kevin Boss

After a disappointing first season from Kevin Boss, the Oakland Raiders are cutting ties with the tight end, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter:

Boss signed a four-year, $16 million deal with the Raiders last summer, but he was underwhelming in his first year in silver and black. Boss missed three games with various injuries and finished the season with 28 catches for 368 yards and three touchdowns, all career lows except for his abbreviated 2007 rookie season.

Boss turned 28 years old in January. He was the New York Giants fifth-round pick in the '07 NFL draft. He boasts 147 career receptions for 1,968 yards and 21 TDs.