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Kevin Boss Signs Four-year Deal with Oakland Raiders
On Friday, Boss agreed to sign a four-year deal with the Oakland Raiders for a reported $16 million. Boss' departure may not bode well for the Giants, who are less than a week removed from watching receiver Plaxico Burress(notes) sign a one-year, $3 million contract with the New York Jets.
In the 2010-11 campaign, Boss, who became the Giants starting tight end after Jeremy Shockey(notes) suffered a season-ending injury in 2007, caught 35 passes—five of which were touchdowns—for 531 yards.
Before the legendary drive that ended with Burress’ game-winning touchdown catch vs. the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, Boss had a key 45-yard reception earlier in the fourth quarter that got the Giants across midfield.
Boss, selected in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft, finished his four-year career as a Giant with a total of 18 touchdowns and 1,600 receiving yards on 119 catches.
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