Just because the Kansas City Chiefs are enjoying this week off doesn’t mean they aren’t still looking to bring in new players from outside the organization. Adam Caplan reports the Chiefs worked out linebackers Matt Wilhelm and Leon Williams.
The Chiefs haven’t made a move at linebacker since losing Brandon Siler during training camp. Siler was one of the few free agent signings in Kansas City and was expected to push Jovan Belcher for the starting inside linebacker spot next to Derrick Johnson.
Wilhelm was a fourth-round pick of the San Diego Chargers back in 2003 and have shuffled around the league since being released in 2009 with stops in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Green Bay.
Williams was also a fourth-round pick, but for the Cleveland Browns. His best season was in 2007 when he played in all 16 games (9 starts) and had 85 tackles and four sacks. Last year he played 11 games with the Dallas Cowboys in limited duty.
If signed, neither would come off the street and be in line for much playing time on defense. However, the team’s desire to look at a couple of linebackers should give you an idea of how they feel about their depth inside.