Colorado defensive line coach Romeo Bandison began this season hoping to coax solid play out of a…
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There's no question that Jay Ratliff is among the elite nose tackles in the NFL. But at a position so physically demanding, teams have to have two players, at least, who can man the middle of the defensive line. A year ago, Tank Johnson backed up Ratliff after losing the starting job, meaning finding a second nose tackle was a priority heading into this summer's training camp in San Antonio. After a couple weeks of camp, it looks likely — very likely — that the Cowboys' second player at the position will be Junior Siavii. The 30-year-old was in training camp last year, but got cut when he was "caught up in a numbers game." Prior to that, he spent a couple of seasons in Kansas City after the Chiefs made him a second-round pick out of Oregon. Siavii had chances to play elsewhere this year. After getting waived by Dallas last summer, he had tryouts with a number of NFL teams, including a late-season audition for the Pittsburgh Steelers. "When they were going to the playoffs, they said...
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