Kevin Acee of the San Diego Tribune is reporting that the Kansas City Chiefs have signed former San Diego Chargers linebacker Brandon Siler.
The Chiefs have not yet confirmed the move.
Siler is 6’2″, 239 and has been with the Chargers since 2007 when they drafted him in the 7th round of the NFL Draft. He played his college ball at Florida.
It appears as though Siler was a backup at ILB for the Chargers last year. He was also a key special teams contributor.
Here is some info from Rotoworld:
Just 25 years old, Siler made 12 starts over the past two seasons in San Diego, racking up 111 tackles, three sacks, and two interceptions. Per Pro Football Focus’ ratings, Siler graded out positively as both an inside pass rusher and cover ‘backer last year. He also had seven special teams tackles in 2010 and should push for snaps immediately next to Derrick Johnson.
I quickly spoke to Ernie Padon, editor of FanSided’s Chargers blog Bolt Beat. Here is what Ernie had to say on Siler:
"Quick report. Celebrates with a gator chomp. Especially good against the run.. Especially in short and goal line situations. Clutch. Good against the run and just wanted to find a spot as a starter. Physical and tough player"
Sounds like there is some pretty good value here. He can push Jovan Belcher for the starting role and help provide depth at the ILB position. Not a flashy move by Pioli but a solid one. At least this pickup isn’t over the hill.