Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 12/4/12
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As wave after wave of reporters asked him about the parking lot, Brandon Siler couldn't stop thinking about the chair. The empty chair. The chair next to him in the Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker meetings every Monday, the one Jovan Belcher had sat in for the past two years. For two years, there was Jovan, win or lose, ready with a joke. Or a story. Or a grin. Or, better yet, all three. Not this Monday. This Monday, the chair was empty. The silence was deafening. "You keep looking at that seat, thinking, 'He's going to show up at some point in time,' you know?" the Chiefs linebacker said. "That's hard." Siler inherited Belcher's starting spot at inside linebacker in Sunday's 27-21 win over the Carolina Panthers, inheriting it in the worst way imaginable. Early last Saturday, the 25-year-old Belcher killed his girlfriend, then drove to the team's practice facility and -- despite the pleas of general manager Scott Pioli, head coach Romeo Crennel and linebackers...
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