Feb 21, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey speaks to the media in a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

John Dorsey Speaks at the NFL Combine

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John Dorsey held a press conference yesterday afternoon discussing several topics related to the Chiefs, and some of it was more interesting than what we thought we would hear. Between free agency, the draft, and what Dorsey expects from other guys already on the Chiefs roster, we are starting to get a little bit of an idea of what the Chiefs are planning to do this off-season.

Let’s start with the tweets.

It had been reported the Chiefs were looking to extend Smith and now we have an official statement from the Chiefs about it. One would have to think this will get done before the opening of free agency, unless Dorsey and Andy Reid are serious about not planning on doing much in free agency.

It is one thing to meet with a player once, it is an entirely different thing to meet with a player multiple times. Keep an eye out on Grant during the combine.

I was mad at him, too, Mr. Dorsey.

On the team’s unsigned free agents…: “With regards to some of the free agents, we’ve had ongoing conversations with their representatives, and we’ll continue.” – Geoff Schwartz and one of the free agent safeties would have to be at or near the top of the list when it comes to re-signing KC’s own free agents.

…and Branden Albert…: “We have ongoing conversations with all of our unrestricted free agents. We’ve had conversations with Branden (Albert’s) representatives.” – The idea of bringing back Albert is nice but there simply is not enough cap room to make this happen. This is unless Dorsey knows something about pending extensions and restructures we don’t know about yet.

…and Eric Fisher: “Is he our left tackle? No, I think right now he’s our right tackle.” – Either this means Donald Stephenson is going to move to the left side or Dorsey is playing it safe until Albert is officially a free agent.

On Weston Dressler: “Well, in that market, what Weston (Dressler) is, is he has shown on his film from the CFL is he’s very competitive. What we do as an organization is we try to turn over every stone we possibly can to find players that will (give us) competitive depth that we’ve always talked about. I think he’s a very unique player. He’ll have a little bit of return thing in here. Andy (Reid) uses certain players and finds roles for them, I think that’s interesting. But, again, what that is is a player you bring into camp and let’s see how he competes and let’s see how he fits. That’s kind of what you do there.” – Dressler doesn’t have to be a start for the Chiefs, he just needs to be better than the host of guys the Chiefs have brought in to be fourth and fifth wide receivers for this team. In other words, he has to be better than Devon Wylie, Terrance Copper, Josh Bellamy, and Chad Hall, among others.

On A.J. Jenkins: “With regards to A.J. (Jenkins), I think he has made great strides this year. As the season unfolded, he became comfortable with the offensive scheme and towards the end of the season, he got very comfortable. That’s a credit to the coaching staff. Coach (David) Culley did a marvelous job. He did some nice things in the playoff game and I expect him to (have) a really nice second season with the Kansas City Chiefs.” – The more the Chiefs talk up Jenkins, the more I begin to think the Chiefs are not going to make the kind of big moves we think/want them to make at the wide receiver position.

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