KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The recently signed Sio Moore is listed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an outside linebacker on their depth chart for Sunday’s game against the Raiders in Oakland. Moore is listed as the third-team right outside linebacker behind Tamba Hali and Frank Zombo.
That’s an interesting designation for Moore, who played mostly as an inside linebacker this season and last for the Indianapolis Colts. He was recently released before signing with the Chiefs.
The Chiefs might have plans to give Moore a look as a pass-rusher against the Raiders and beyond. Their pass rush has been largely unproductive. The Chiefs have just five sacks. Only one team has fewer, though the Chiefs have played one fewer game than most NFL teams.
Moore's most productive seasons, particularly as a pass-rusher, came for the Raiders. Playing mostly on the outside in Oakland, Moore had a combined total of 7.5 sacks in 2013 and 2014.
The Chiefs' three main outside linebackers, Dee Ford, Hali and Zombo, have combined for just 2.5 sacks. Ford leads the Chiefs with 1.5. The other 2.5 sacks have gone to Jaye Howard (1), Derrick Johnson (1) and Dontari Poe (0.5).
Moore could be a temporary fix or at least part of the solution, at least until Justin Houston returns. The Chiefs are hopeful that will happen later in the season.