I’m bumping a little classic rock–Canned Heat’s “On the Road Again,” The Who’s “Emminence Front,” Z.Z. Top’s “La Grange,” etc…hell, I’d get along with some of you old-timers–because I’m going into tailgate mode. For all intents and purposes, the Chiefs are one Glenn Dorsey signature away form having all their rooks signed and in camp on time. All three Brandons/ens are signed; Brandon got a new Carr, the other Brandon came off smelling like Flowers, and Branden Albert and his funny spelling got a fat contract. Sorry, Michael Merritt fans–not real concerned about the seventh-round tight end.
I am concerned about Dorsey, though. Check out what Double D wrote about Swamp Thing in the comments:
Well, if true, that’s great news about Albert but as I mentioned in another post we probably shouldn’t hold our breaths when it comes having Glenn Dorsey signed and in camp anytime soon. Joel Segal, (whose clientele includes no less than 2 holdouts last year – i.e., J. Russell & Levi Brown) is apparently choosing to “hold off” on talks with the Chiefs until he sees how much the other top 10 draft picks get. As somebody with a lot of years’ contract negotiation experience under my belt, I find that logic not only unappealing but completely unpersuasive. It feels like a stall tactic and in my opinion does not portend well. From where I sit, “hold off” sounds a little too much like “hold out.”
Long-time reader Jason had a similar report after listening to 610:
Also said that they offered a contract to GD in June and on Monday were told that numbers 6, 7 and 8 ALL HAVE to sign before ANY negotiations would take place (from Carl, of course taken with a grain of salt).
Add Joel Segal‘s tactics to King Carl‘s history and the fact that we had a first-round pick from LSU hold out for 10 days last year, and, yeah, it ain’t looking too good.
I think the key signing actually could be DT Sedrick Ellis. The Saints have been throwing some money around lately, and are serious about winning this year, so I expect him to sign soon. With Chris Long and Ellis signed, Dorsey’s value will pretty much be set. The Jets inking Vernon Gholsten wouldn’t hurt either. Then again, those two could be waiting on Dorsey to see if he’ll get a bigger deal than the fifth pick typically does, giving them a bargaining chip in the process. This could take a while.
Let’s hear it Addicts: how long will it take for Dorsey and Peterson to reach an agreement and get the Bayou Bruiser into camp?