Chiefs Signing Atiyyahh Ellison Is Not A 'Get Something On Jacksonville' Situation

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.

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