Back on July 31st of this year, word leaked out that the Kansas City Chiefs had signed former Chargers LB Brandon Siler. A few days later the news was confirmed and the 25-year old Siler was officially a member of the Kansas City Chiefs roster.
Just over three weeks later, there is bad news for Siler. He reportedly tore his Achilles tendon yesterday in practice and will not play in the 2011 NFL season. Siler's agent, David Canter, tweeted this out yesterday:
Rough day but sending thoughts prayers & love out to client Brandon Siler for a speedy recovery. Gonna miss watching you ball this year.
We're still waiting for official confirmation on this from the Kansas City Chiefs front office. Siler being out for the season would be the first major injury of the Kansas City Chiefs 2011 training camp.
With Siler out, the Kansas City Chiefs still have plenty of linebackers on the roster - 13 actually - but they lose a linebacker with some good experience. This isn't a devastating blow but it's certainly a set back for the linebacking corp and the Kansas City Chiefs' special teams.