The team announced the hiring on Twitter, but did not make Dorsey, Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt or new coach Andy Reid available to comment. An introductory news conference was scheduled for Monday.
Hunt did describe his ideal GM candidate in an interview earlier in the week: ”First of all, someone who’s a sharp talent evaluator,” he said. ”I’d like someone who’s been part of a successful program from a talent standpoint. Someone who’s a good communicator, a good manager, and last but really not least, someone who will work well with Andy.”
Hunt may as well have been describing Dorsey, a linebacker for the Packers in the 1980s.
Dorsey was instrumental in helping build Green Bay into a perennial contender, first as a college scout from 1991-97 and then as director of college scouting from 1997-98 – a period that roughly coincided with Reid’s time as a Packers assistant coach.
Dorsey, who played linebacker for the Packers in the 1980s, was instrumental in building Green Bay into a perennial contender. He was the director of college scouting from 2000-12, and spent last year as the director of football operations.
Both Britt and Garrett were arrested in 2007 due to separate traffic incidents that involved drug charges. Britt has been working on the Temple University football staff.
In addition to Britt Reid, Andy Reid is also bringing Tommy Brasher with him to Kansas City. Brasher stepped in for Jim Washburn when he was fired last season. The defensive line, after struggling most of the season, played much better under Brasher.
Melvin joins the Chiefs after spending the past 14 seasons with Andy Reid in Philadelphia, his 11th as tight ends coach. His first three seasons in Philly were spent as the team’s offensive assistant/quality control coach.
Melvin’s work in developing players is well-documented. He played a vital role in the development of tight end Brent Celek, who has 280 receptions and 20 TDs in six seasons with the Eagles. Celek ranked second on the Eagles with 62 catches in 2011 for 811 yards and five scores.