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CHIEFS SIGN FREE AGENT TE ANTHONY BECHT, PLACE LB BRANDON SILER ON IR

Posted Aug 25, 2011

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has signed free agent TE Anthony Becht. The team also placed LB Brandon Siler on injured reserve.

Becht (6-6, 270) has appeared in 158 games (127 starts) with the N.Y. Jets (2000-04), Tampa Bay (2005-07), St. Louis (2008) and Arizona (2009). He has caught 185 passes for 1,511 yards (8.2 avg.) with 21 touchdowns. He has also played in nine postseason contests (eight starts), recording 11 receptions for 84 yards (7.6 avg.) with a TD. He originally entered the NFL as a first-round pick (27th overall) of the Jets in 2000.

The Drexel Hill, Pa. native tallied 83 catches for 1,173 yards with 10 TDs in 35 games (26 starts) at West Virginia. Becht earned all-city and all-county honors as a senior at Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, Pa. 

Siler (6-2, 239) has played in 58 regular season games (12 starts) with San Diego (2007-10), recording 124 tackles (89 solo) and 3.0 sacks (-26.0 yards). He also has two interceptions, four passes defensed, one fumble recovery and 56 special teams tackles. He has appeared in five postseason contests (one start), compiling six tackles (four solo) and nine special teams tackles. He entered the NFL as a seventh-round selection (240th overall) of San Diego in 2007.

The Daytona Beach, Fla. native was a member of the University of Florida squad that won the 2007 BCS National Championship Game. Siler was named second-team all-state at Evans High School in Orlando, Fla.

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