The Kansas City Chiefs have extended LB Brandon Siler’s contract by one year, according to Siler’s agent, David Canter.
The Chiefs picked up Siler in free agency last offseason from the San Diego Chargers. Siler was thought to be brought in to compete with Jovan Belcher for the starting MLB spot opposite Derrick Johnson. The Chiefs were also likely hoping that he could help bolster their goal line defense as that was an area he excelled in while in San Diego.
Siler never really got going for the Chiefs. He tore his Achilles in late August and was placed on IR.
With Siler set to come back, the Chiefs are pretty well set at the linebacker position. They have Pro Bowlers in Johnson and Hali, a solid player in Belcher and a potential starter in rookie Justin Houston. KC has Siler for depth, along with Andy Studebaker, Cameron Sheffield and Demorrio Williams. I wouldn’t expect Scott Pioli to tinker with this position group much, if at all, this offseason.
He has bigger fish to fry.