Chiefs lose free agent pickup Siler for the season

AP

Linebacker Brandon Siler fit right into Kansas City’s free agent strategy.

He was a talented low-cost player with a high ceiling that figured to eventually challenge for starting snaps at inside linebacker.  Unfortunately, Siler will now miss the season with a torn Achilles’ tendon.

The team hasn’t said anything, but Adam Teicher of Kansas City Star reports Siler will not return.  The injury should open up a roster spot for a younger linebacker.   Siler was set to be the top backup at inside linebacker and a key special teamer.