Not all that surprising considering that Oakland recently lost TE Zach Miller to the Seattle Seahawks. Boss represents the best available option at tight end and the negotiations between him and Giants have been reported to be far apart.
The problem for the Raiders is that they are sitting on the wrong side of the because of the lucrative contracts that they gave to Michael Huff, Kamerion Wimbley and Stanford Routt. Al Davis wouldn’t be actively pursuing free agents while being over the cap if he didn’t already know who’s going to be released. Then again, that assumes that Davis has some idea of what he’s doing.