Again, Boss says he's ready

September 21, 2011, 10:14 pm
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ALAMEDA -- For the first time since taking a Tarrell Brown helmet to his left knee in the Raiders' exhibition game at the 49ers on Aug. 20, tight end Kevin Boss went through a full practice on Wednesday.The free-agent signee, who inked a reported four-year, 16-million contract with Oakland early in training camp, pronounced himself ready to play last week in Buffalo, but found himself on the outside looking when he was among the inactives against the Bills.
"I thought I had a chance of playing last week, and they kind of decided to give me another week of rest," Boss said Wednesday. "It was frustrating but probably better in the long run. But I definitely wanted to be out there."Boss, who spent the first four years of his career with the New York Giants and won a Super Bowl as a rookie, caught only one ball in the preseason, a 14-yard reception on the play in which he was hurt at Candlestick Park.Now, though, he again proclaimed himself ready to go, this weekend in the Raiders' home opener against the New York Jets."Yeah, definitely," Boss said. "I feel like I was ready to make that step. Just excited to get a few more reps and get things progressing toward playing this week."I'm looking forward to it, too."