The Kansas City Chiefs replaced Daniel Ross on the practice squad with former Missouri lineman Rickey Hatley on Tuesday.
Over the weekend, the Kansas City Chiefs lost a couple of defensive linemen. Technically, Roy Miller, a veteran defensive tackle, had yet to be released from the team, but the writing was on the wall that something was going to happen after Miller was arrested on a domestic battery charge on Saturday. That same day, the Dallas Cowboys decided it was time to pluck defensive line prospect Daniel Ross from the team’s practice squad.
On Monday, the Chiefs announced that Miller was indeed released, and reports say that Cam Thomas is his veteran replacement, a familiar face from the team’s preseason roster. Thomas brings with him over 100 games of experience at the NFL level as a veteran playing in the league since 2010, so the Chiefs have a player ready to step right in to the role that Miller had carved out on the team’s run defense.
On Tuesday, the Chiefs officially signed Rickey Hatley, another defensive line prospect, to take the place of Ross. What’s interesting is that Hatley was released back in mid-September in order for the team to sign Ross in the first place, so things have come full circle.
Hatley was a defensive tackle for the Missouri Tigers for the last few years and made the Chiefs practice squad this year with the Chiefs out of training camp as an undrafted free agent. Hatley had 28 tackles last year for the Tigers and a single sack, but he had 4.5 sacks the previous season, showing a bit of push in the pocket.