Chiefs' OT Richardson Signs Free Agent Tender

5 years 4 months 6 days ago August 01, 2011 Aug 1, 2011 Monday, August 01 2011 Monday, August 01, 2011 7:25:00 PM CDT in Football
Source: Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- Offensive tackle Barry Richardson has signed his restricted free agent tender with the Kansas City Chiefs, who have also added free agent linebacker Brandon Siler to help shore up the defense.

The Chiefs announced both moves before their afternoon practice Monday.

Kansas City had placed a second-round tender on Richardson, who started 16 games in a breakthrough year for the Chiefs last season. He filled in at right tackle after Ryan O'Callaghan hurt his groin in the preseason and also started once at left tackle in place of an injured Branden Albert.

Siler spent the past four seasons with the AFC West-rival San Diego Chargers, where he played 63 games and made 13 starts during the regular season and playoffs. He's expected to compete for a middle linebacker job.

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