With the trade deadline only a couple of days away, Gaines Adams might not be the only defensive lineman taken in the top five of a recent draft who makes a move.
Chiefs defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey is available, a league source tells us.
NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora recently suggested that Dorsey might indeed be available.
“I’m also told by numerous league sources that the coaching staff in Kansas City isn’t high on NT Glenn Dorsey, a former first-round draft pick,” La Canfora recently wrote, via KCChiefs.com. “There’s always a demand for nose tackles in this league, and the salary-cap ramifications wouldn’t be a deterrent in dealing for Dorsey.”
But Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star recently reported that Dorsey is back in the team’s good graces after shedding 50 pounds.
The problem is that Dorsey was drafted to play defensive tackle in a 4-3 scheme. Once new coach Todd Haley adopted a 3-4, Dorsey didn’t have the chops to play nose tackle, but he also didn’t have the quickness or endurance to play defensive end in the team’s new defense.
And the current smoke signals suggesting that the Chiefs are happy with Dorsey could be aimed at securing something close to a first-round pick for Dorsey — and to prompt a team that wants Dorsey to call the Chiefs, in lieu of the Chiefs calling around and necessarily coming off as being interested in moving him, and thus willing to take something less than a first-round (or second-round) pick.
That said, the fact that Dorsey is down to 298 might give potential suitors concerns about his ability to switch back to tackle in a 4-3 front.
Then again, a two-day burgers-and-bon-bons binge would likely get him back up to 310 or so.