Adding Jay Ratliff would be a good idea

October, 31, 2013
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs have met with former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff. Though nose tackle Dontari Poe and ends Mike DeVito and Tyson Jackson have played well this season, more depth on the defensive line never hurts.

The Chiefs are short on depth on the line. The reserves are Allen Bailey, Mike Catapano, Anthony Toribio and Jaye Howard. Bailey is mostly a situational pass-rusher. Catapano is a rookie who has a high ankle sprain and won't be available to play for a few weeks. Toribio and Howard are mostly untested.

So as long as Ratliff is healthy and ready to contribute, his signing would be a good move.

Ratliff, 32, is a four-time Pro Bowler. He hasn't played since midway through last season, when he went on the injured reserve list with a groin injury.

He had surgery for a sports hernia in December and was on the Cowboys' physically unable to perform (PUP) list until two weeks ago, when he was released.

Adam Teicher

ESPN Kansas City Chiefs reporter

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