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Getting To Know: Junior Siavii

Name: Junior Siavii
Position: Defensive Tackle
Number: 64 Height/Weight: 6-5, 330
Age: 29
College: Oregon
NFL Exp: 3rd year
How Acquired: FA-'08
Hometown: Pago Pago, American Samoa

Fitting In: Saivii will have a tough time making the final 53-man roster as he joins a crowded nose tackle position loaded with talent. With players like Jay Ratliff, Tank Johnson and even Marcus Spears ahead of him at the nose guard spot, Siavii may have to use his time with the Cowboys as an audition for another squad. Does have experience, though, the former second-round draft choice playing two years with the Kansas City Chiefs and starting 15 games. He failed to hook on with a team the past two seasons.
So Far: Siavii has the physique and the skills to play nose tackle and has made more plays than last year's backup Remi Ayodele so far in camp. Siavii, however, will need to show the Cowboys more if he wants to make the team's final roster.
Best Asset: Power. Siavii has a massive frame that allows him to bull-rush even the biggest centers.
You Should Know: While Siavii is one of the biggest and strongest Cowboys players, he likes to watch an occasional animated kids movie. "I like the 'Kung Fu Panda' movie," Siavii said. "I'm a big dude but I'm a kid at heart."
A Mouthful: "I like being close to the ball. I get to hit that dude quick." - When asked about the best part of being a nose tackle in a 3-4 defense.

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