Brace yourselves, Chiefs fans, you’re not going to like this. From ESPN:
Jeffri Chadiha: Last year, No. 1 pick JaMarcus Russell staged a lengthy holdout and never was a factor during the season. Which rookie is most likely to fill that role in 2008?
Kansas City defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey. This one is a no-brainer for two reasons. One is that Dorsey was arguably the best prospect in this year’s draft — a player capable of going No. 1 overall — until he slipped to the Chiefs at pick No. 5. The other factor is Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson. He is known for being a hard-line negotiator and I doubt that will change in the next few weeks.
Before we hit the panic button and worry about Ryan Sims part deux, let’s remember who we are talking about here. I’m paraphrasing, but before the draft one anonymous GM said that you’d have to sever one of Glenn Dorsey‘s limbs to keep him from playing. He’s tough and he’s got a great work ethic. Plus, Sims was widely considered a reach at six, and Dorsey is widely considered a steal at five. Also, Dwayne Bowe missed 10 days of camp last year, and we all know how he turned out. Deeeeeep breaths, everyone…
In other words, don’t expect Dorsey to be signed when training camp kicks off this Friday, but don’t expect the camp he misses to hold him back. I think as long as he doesn’t miss more than a week or so, we’ll be fine. This is why you penny pinched in free agency, Carl Peterson. Get him signed!