Between Roy Miller’s recent arrest and the Dallas Cowboys claiming of a practice squad player, the Kansas City Chiefs could find themselves down a couple defensive linemen.
If you hear the Kansas City Chiefs might be interested in a defensive lineman in the next day or two, you should believe the rumor. That’s because they are likely to be down at least one and maybe two defensive line options within a matter of days due to unforeseen activity during the team’s bye week.
News broke on Saturday that defensive tackle Roy Miller, a veteran signed late this summer by Brett Veach as one of his first actions as general manager, had been arrested early in the morning on Saturday on a domestic battery charge. Details have yet to unfold here, but these types of situations typically result in a suspension of some kind and for any sort of fringe player, it can usually equal an outright release from the team. Miller has been working more and more into the picture in recent weeks, but it should not surprise anyone if the Chiefs let Miller go when the dust settles on this picture.
Furthermore, the Dallas Cowboys made a move on Saturday to sign away the Chiefs only defensive lineman on the practice squad in Daniel Ross. Ross is a raw, untested product who has nice size and strength at 6-4, 310 lbs. Brian Price was just placed on IR by the Cowboys, so the move makes sense although Ross is pretty raw for a player on the active roster.
Taken together, the Chiefs will not only lose any option who already knows the playbook and has been working on the scout team but could also lose a veteran who had finally worked his way into a rotation on the active roster. Expect Veach to kick the tires on multiple d-line options soon.