The Kansas City Chiefs this week announced the signing of former Jacksonville Jaguars DT Atiyyah Ellison. That made some, like me, wonder about the timing of the signing. You sign a former Jacksonville player days before you play Jacksonville?
I figured this was a situation where the Chiefs would pry information out of him on Jacksonville and move on. Not the case, Todd Haley says.
"It's not a get something on Jacksonville situation at all," Haley told reporters Wednesday. "We worked him out at least a month ago. A week or so before we Charlie Anderson was signed he was here for a workout right as the season began. That's something we do on a weekly basis.
"We keep a short list, a hold-the-fort list and a future list, so we have a lot of lists. He was on one of our more important lists and somebody we had done a lot of work on. He’s a big defensive end who we feel like has a chance to fit here. So we’ll go from here."
Sounds like he'll be a defensive end in the Chiefs 3-4 scheme. We'll see if he's active this week. The Chiefs have gone without two of their defensive ends active before -- Tyson Jackson and Alex Magee -- so they could get away with Ellison going inactive on Sunday.