Glenn Dorsey Signs With The 49ers


Dec 24, 2011; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Glenn Dorsey (72) and linebacker Justin Houston (50) react during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. The Raiders defeated the Chiefs 16-13 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have officially lost DE Glenn Dorsey.

From Adam Schefter of ESPN:

We knew this was probably coming but that doesn’t make it sting any less. The move is an especially low blow because there were reports circulating just days ago that the Chiefs were likely going to be able to retain Dorsey.

The Chiefs selected Dorsey with the fifth pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. That was back when Herm Edwards and Carl Peterson were running the team. Dorsey sliding to the Chiefs was a bit of a surprise and I remember there being reports that the Chiefs were positively giddy that he fell into their laps.

Dorsey struggled mightily as a rookie in Herm’s 4-3 defense. The Chiefs finished 2-14 that year and Herm and Carl were sent packing. The Chiefs switched to a 3-4 and while most thought Dorsey could be dealt, he shifted to DE and at times, was a very good run-stuffer for the Chiefs.

Though many think Dorsey is better off playing inside in a 4-3, he now goes to the 49ers, a team that runs the 3-4, albeit a different version than what Chiefs fans are used to.

It will be interesting to see if the 49ers can get more out of Dorsey than the Chiefs were able to, particularly as a pass rusher.

What do you think, Addicts? Did the new regime make a mistake letting Dorsey go?