Oct 28, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) runs with the ball against Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff (90) at Cowboys Stadium. The Giants beat the Cowboys 29-24. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Former Cowboys Defensive Lineman Jay Ratliff Visits with Chiefs

There are multiple reports that former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jay Ratliff has visited with the Kansas City Chiefs. Marc Sessler from NFL’s “Around the League” reported here that Ratliff was released by the Cowboys earlier this month because of a failed physical due to a hamstring injury.

While many think that the Chiefs are set on the defensive front, this is proof once again that general manager John Dorsey will continue to find depth and add strength to the roster when the opportunities present themselves. The Chiefs have, perhaps, the best front seven in football right now, but bringing in Ratliff to provide relief to Dontari Poe or work side-by-side with him during sub-packages to get a better push on the pocket isn’t a horrible idea.

With the Chiefs getting ready to head into their bye week, this would be the perfect time to add a couple of players for depth, in order to give them a couple of weeks to assimilate into the team. Though Ratliff is quite obviously past his prime at 32 and has had injury issues, I think bringing him in for the right price isn’t a horrible idea.

What do you think, Addicts? Is bringing in players this late in the game a bad idea, or are you all for continuing to shake up the roster for the right reasons?

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