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Chiefs Want To Keep Glenn Dorsey, According To Report


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.

Or not.

If the past week has taught us anything, it is to expect anything and everything.

Hang on to your hats.

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  • chiefridgy

    That’s why I’m confused that everybody is shocked about everything that’s happened. On top of that I’m shocked that everyone thinks that they know what is best for the Chiefs. Just sit back and enjoy the bumpy crazy ride!

    • Jim Harper

      You’re absolutely correct! We are long past due for all the pseudoGM’s out there to trust what they are seeing and come to the realization that Reid & Dorsey have already forgotten more than any of them will ever know. It’s fun to speculate what you would like to see happen, but to throw insults to the men that are doing their level best to put back a winning tradition in KC is nothing short of offensive.

      • Joe Myers

        yea right . I for one Jim will tell you you are wrong Sr.

        • chiefridgy

          Not you. Lol

        • Darkwolf1414

          Here’s just an example of what I was talking to you about on another article. It’s not just you either. A lot of people make this mistake.
          Your use of the word “Yea”. . .That word is used in things like a child screaming, “Yea, I got Chiefs gear for Christmas!” It is pronounced Yay. BTW, the spelling Y-a-y is not a word.
          The word you were looking for, when you said “yea right”, was “Yeah”.
          I know, I know, who cares about spelling, punctuation and grammar all together?! My take is that it makes people take your posts more seriously instead of thinking you’re a wackajob.

          • Joe Myers

            Don’t take this the wrong way but im black I use slang and I type how I talk math science and history where my best subjects . Me spelling it that way is just a personal choice . Plus the English language always adds Ebonic words to the dictionary like “ain’t” witch is a culmination of I won’t and I can’t ie aint . But its ok not alot of people on this web site like anyways so I really don’t kare (let freedom ring)

          • Darkwolf1414

            I don’t want you to take this the wrong way because I mean no disrespect. I am just curious about something. I have seen where you have said you are black before and I’ve noticed this with some (not all) of my black friends. Honestly, I’ve seen it with a couple of my white friends, too.
            They can be as intelligent as anybody you’d ever meet and you can have some great conversations with them. However, they choose to represent themselves through, what most people consider, jibberish, mumbling and half thoughts. I have no doubt that you are intelligent. As I have said, I agree with the sentiment in many of your posts. Since you are intelligent, why would you choose to lump yourself in with a group of people, regardless of race, who are legitimate morons? I’ve asked my friends the same thing and they either say they don’t know or that’s just how they are. To me, those are cop out answers.
            I am Native American and there are many unflattering stereotypes about my race. I prove those stereotypes wrong every day and try to represent my race with dignity and honor.
            So I’m not posing the question to you to explain OTHER black people. My question is for you, Kraigk Hullaby, personally. Why do you choose to embrace the negative stereotypes of your race?

        • Darkwolf1414

          Also, I can’t speak for everyone else but if I say something about you personally; I’m probably just busting your chops. There’s no reason to get offended.

    • Darkwolf1414

      If they win on Sundays then I will have no complaint. However, in the meantime, my ulcers are hurting and “the bumpy crazy ride” makes me need to puke every other day. LOL

      • chiefridgy

        I’m with ya bro!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasonfseibel Jason Seibel

    Let’s just hope there’s a winning season at the end of this roller coaster.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Surprising. Dorsey has me thoroughly confused. Hahaha.

    • micah stephenson

      Confused! He has me pissed off! Im mad about the Alex Smith trade/rip off if we dont get geno. He cut winston and breaston. Over paid for a dam punter. If we waste the 1st pick on Joke-OL instead of geting Geno, this Dorsey/Ried combo aint gon b shit!

      • Stacy D. Smith

        Breaston had an injury situation. We’ve heard reports about him looking into overseas treatment for an issue with his knee. Doesn’t look like such a questionable cut now. I’m guessing we’ll realize the same thing about Winston as the offseason wears on.

        I wasn’t happy about the compensation they gave up for Smith, but I’m reserving judgment until after the trade is official and we can see what the actual deal was.

        Colquitt’s number looks high, but it’s over 5 years. For one of the best punters in the league, I don’t think $3.8m per is all that much to ask.

        • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.eckstein.31 Tyler Eckstein

          Cap space is going to increase in acouple years as well so paying 3.8 now might seem high but by the time his contract is over he will being paid top 10 punter money instead of 1.

        • Darkwolf1414

          I don’t watch ESPN (I’m an NFL Network man) but my friend told me that ESPN is saying the Chiefs gave up 4 draft picks for Alex Smith.

      • TAZMOSIS

        If you read the news from San Francisco, they think that the Niner’s got ripped off. Like it or not, Smith was very well liked in S.F. and the fans did not want to see him gone. As for you saying that the Chiefs overpaid, they got a quality starter in exchange for a #2 pick. Smith was 20 and 5 in a year and a half. If not for some crappy play by a special team-er in 2011 and a concussion in 2012, Smith would have led the Niners to back to back Super Bowls and been looking for a 20 mil. a year contract. As for Geno, do you not think that the Chiefs wanted him to be as good as he was made out to be? Hell, yeah, they did. It would have made their jobs a lot easier if they drafted this guy and been able to just plug him in. But, with all the tape and info they had on him, he just didn’t pass muster. Now, give us all your wisdom why they should not have cut Winston or Breaston.

        • ivan

          i agree they should have not cut winston , if they wanted to get rid of him it shouldve been threw a trade get a 4th or 5th rounder out of it , someone would’ve took him. . As far as alex smith goes the guy is average it took a super bowl caliber offense just to make him look average as a qb. I think geno has more upside then alex smith and it was a coward no-balls move by the chiefs to go back to there” im scared to try anything different approach”. to find franchise qb’s you have to gamble , if it don’t work out try again next year, the year after until you get one.

          • Don417

            Winston’s play didn’t add up to his mouth. Good riddance. As for Geno having more upside than Alex, you must be high. Genobust will be flippin burgers in 4 yrs.

          • TAZMOSIS

            In other words, keep rollin’ the dice until you hit seven or eleven? That’s what Peeoli did for four years. How did that work out? He saw a lot of snake eyes. That’s why the Chiefs did what they did. At least they are making moves that make sense and the fans are kept abreast of everything they do. With the old regime, we were all in the dark.

          • ivan

            Well it didn’t matter of what his other risky moves were because the qb sucked so bad no other move would look good anyway. the chiefs need a qb who can lead and put the team on his shoulders and win games. . alex smith cannot do that and unless peyton manning or drew brees are on the market you pick a qb in the draft. playing it safe is ok in some areas , but with the qb you draft franchise qb’s not buy them. When the chiefs are down you will see the true alex smith

          • TAZMOSIS

            Show me any reliable tout who will say that any QB in this draft is a “franchise guy”. I didn’t say one that will go in the top twenty because of stupidity or need, but one that merits the pick. Not one will put any of these guys outside of need anywhere in the first round.

          • ivan

            the chiefs had there shot way before to get the so-called apparent franchise guy in previous drafts but it was always the same excuse ” we don’t feel those qb’s are good enough for us ” . ha matt ryan, andrew luck,ryan tannhell, russell wilson , rg3, aaron rodgers,joe flacco and so forth. Now there forced into this draft where there is no apparent qb that stands out , well guess what you fouled that up for yourself. These guys are so-called professionals they scout and spend all day looking at this stuff, well there is always 1 or 2 qb’s in every draft who do good.

            nomore excuses do your jobs and evaluate young talent and its your job and you aren’t very good if year after year you can’t find these qb’s. If andy reid is so good at developing qb’s he would have no problem taking a qb.high. This was a tail between there legs move going after alex smith . Now they have him , they should draft a high round qb and let him develop is the only way it makes sense. If not there fools. If fans can see potential in those aforementioned qb’s way before they were drafted , don’t you think these “professional scouts,coaches,gm’s could?

          • TAZMOSIS

            The Chiefs have screwed the pooch on half a dozen QBs in the draft. That is pretty common knowledge. I’m just saying that in this draft there are no QBs that can be considered to be first rounders. The ones you mentioned, Ryan, Luck, Rogers, and Flacco, were all first rounders, and have shown to be that. The entire NFL missed the Wilson pick, and we still don’t know about Tannyhill. There are may be three that the Chiefs could take if they were available in the second or later. Smith, Wilson and Manuel I think could be starters in two to three years. The Chiefs do not have the luxury of waiting. In three years much of the really good players now on the team will be past their prime. That is why I think that the move to get Alex Smith was the best move for the Chiefs. If he were unavailable, then a first round pick of a QB would have been the right move.

          • Jim Harper

            Exactly! Someone finally gets it!

        • toperspective

          They didn’t “just” give up a #2. The indications are that they also have potentially given up a #2 next year. So yes, they overpaid.

        • micah stephenson

          http://walterfootball.com/freeagents2013recap.php
          walter football gave the 49s an A for the trade and the Chiefs a big fat F for the trade. Winston is one of the best RTs in football and was signed to a very nice deal. Breaston had some speed but no QB. U stick Breaston on the Broncos or Pats and all of a sudden he wud b good. I can live without Breaston and Winston. But I cant live with these Matt Cassels/Alex Smiths! And its not just any ol 2nd rd pick. Its pick 34 dam near a 1st rounder and a 3rd rounder for a QB that was going to get cut.

        • Darkwolf1414

          I LIVE near SF. Hardly ANY of the 49er fans liked Alex Smith! They’ve wanted him gone for 4 years! They have always believed he was the one holding them back from greatness. They’re laughing their asses off at us for trading ANYTHING for him let alone what we allegedly did. You should hear what these people are saying on the radio. One example: “Only idiots from a hick town like Kansas City would want THAT loser!” The sports talk radio guys are having a BLAST with it. We are being called a laughing stock so don’t tell me that these people think the 49ers got ripped off on that trade. You don’t “hear about it” every day. It’s bad enough I live around a bunch of idiot Raider fans, who don’t know shit about football but now the 9er fans are sticking it to us.

          • TAZMOSIS

            Agree on the Raider fans. I lived in the Bay area in the 90s and never met one who knew crap about the game of football. As for Smith, if you read the Chronicle, they have a different take on him being traded. In any case, given the QBs that are in the draft, it was a move the Chiefs had to make. They needed a starter to take advantage of the talent on the team right now, not three years from now. If there were any of the QBs in the upcoming draft that the Chiefs thought could come in a play, then things are different. The guy they need just isn’t there.

          • Darkwolf1414

            I think the Chronicle’s sports writers are as clueless as the writers for the Star.
            Of course, I hope the trade works out for the Chiefs. I just want them to win. I’m just worried about Alex Smith’s injury history and how long it took him to develop. I said, on another column, that maybe he’s a Trent Green, who takes a little longer and will play really well for us. We’ll see.
            At this point, I just don’t want them to go LT with the 1st overall pick. If they are not going to take a QB to groom then at least go CB.

      • Don417

        Breaston has a bum knee and you think they should have kept him? Do you even keep up with current events? Get off your Genobust mancrush. It’s not happening.

      • Derek

        my sentiments exactly…the last straw is passing on geno for ***king tackle. As angered as I am now I will walk away from chief’s nation unless miraculously alex tanney makes it the pro-bowl lmao

        • Jim Harper

          Don’t let the door hit you in the ass!

          • Derek

            Please don’t try to act all high and mighty, Mr. Sheep…

  • Jason

    Hands up everybody!!! Whooooo!!!

  • micah stephenson

    Cuting Winston only freed up $700,000 in cap space this yr so idk how that lil bit helps resign dorsey. I do want Dorsey back at a reasonable price. The less holes we have, the better the chance of drafting Geno!

    • Jim Harper

      Wrong Micah. Cutting Winston freed up 3.5 million.

      • micah stephenson

        My bad. On tv they said he signed a 4 yr 22 mill deal and cuting him only cleared up 700,000 for this yr. If they cut him to save money and make room for D.Stephenson then thats cool. If they cut Winston just to create a hole to fill with Luke Joke-OL instead of drafting Geno then Dorsey is a Joke!!!

        • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.eckstein.31 Tyler Eckstein

          I heard it freed 3.5 as well. I really don’t have a problem with letting Winston go. We needed to overhaul this offense and the 2 jokes were OL and QB. Out with the old in with the new.

  • Jim Harper

    I will concede that this one is a real head scratcher, but I truly believe that Dorsey & Reid know what they are doing. So far, this is the most exciting off season I can remember.

    • Kurt Rauch

      You are right on the mark, sir! The idea that this team will be markedly more competitive this year has been growing in my mind with a leap and a bound these past weeks!

      • toperspective

        Which in some ways is kind of funny. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited about the upcoming season also but so far they have added Alex Smith to a 2-14 roster. Hope springs eternal.

  • Don417

    geeze, just let the poor man walk. He’s a 4-3 DT, not a 3-4 DE. That should be obvious by now.

  • berttheclock

    Sutton has talked about running 4-3s along with the base 3-4.

  • Outback Chief

    I like Glen Dorsey he’s far better than T-Jack but if they sign him they’re just a Stanford Routt short of Scott Pioli 53 dream land.

    • toperspective

      Ain’t that the truth. Thankfully, there is no sport where a coach is more important than football. Hopefully Reid + Smith + 1st rd pick + 3rd rd pick – Crennel – Cassel = 8 more wins.