A new post from Pro Football Talk indicates that the Kansas City Chiefs are interested in trying to retain DE Glenn Dorsey.
Five years ago, the Chiefs picked defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey with the fifth overall selection in the draft.
The next year, the 4-3 interior lineman saw the Chiefs install a 3-4 defense.
And while the Chiefs are sticking with a 3-4 defense under new coach Andy Reid, they hope to keep Dorsey on the roster.
But here’s the problem: from the Chiefs’ perspective. The removal of Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks from the open market via the franchise tag is expected to result in more interest in Dorsey.
There have been many narratives being spun by the media about the Chiefs this offseason, and the new regime keeps proving those narratives to be inaccurate.
Look at just some of the things that have turned out differently than everyone was saying they were going to:
1. The Chiefs will franchise Dwayne Bowe.
2. The Chiefs will let Branden Albert walk in free agency.
3. The Chiefs will cut Tyson Jackson.
4. The Chiefs will have to draft a QB.
5. The Chiefs are set at RT because of Eric Winston.
You could add to that list:
6. The Chiefs will let Glenn Dorsey depart in free agency.
While #6 could still happen, the Chiefs do have a few days to lock Dorsey up. The Pro Football Talk article makes a lot of sense. The more defensive tackles that are taken off the market in the coming days, the more value Dorsey will have in free agency. If Dorsey gets too expensive, the Chiefs just might not be able to afford him.
The fact of the matter is, we don’t know how the Chiefs are executing their plan. It could be that Winston was cut so the Chiefs could free up space to sign Dorsey.
If the past week has taught us anything, it is to expect anything and everything.
Hang on to your hats.