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Chiefs will place Glenn Dorsey on injured reserve

Willis McGahee, Glenn Dorsey AP

When the Chiefs selected defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey with the fifth overall pick of the 2008 draft, the hope was that he’d become a dominant force on their defensive line.

That never really came to fruition as Dorsey developed into a capable starter who never really changed games or lived up to that lofty draft status. It doesn’t look like he’ll be getting another opportunity to change that summary of his career in Kansas City. Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star reports that the Chiefs will place Dorsey on injured reserve Monday because of the calf injury he suffered against the Chargers in Week Nine.

It’s a move that doesn’t come as much of a surprise. The Chiefs signed Shaun Smith last week, an indication that they knew they’d need some healthy bodies on the line in the second half of the season. Dorsey had previously missed several games this year because of a knee injury.

That ends Dorsey’s season, obviously, and it likely ends his time with the Chiefs. Dorsey will be a free agent this offseason and it looks like the Chiefs are heading toward an offseason of tremendous change after a season of tremendous disappointment. If Dorsey’s career has a next chapter, it’s almost certainly going to come in a different uniform.

The Chiefs will promote defensive back Neiko Thorpe from the practice squad to take Dorsey’s place on the roster.

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10 Responses to “Chiefs will place Glenn Dorsey on injured reserve”
  1. kaferwerks says: Nov 12, 2012 10:05 AM

    Worked with him after school in high school. Good guy always had talent. We knew back then he’d be playing in the nfl. Send him to new Orleans!!!

  2. sullijo1 says: Nov 12, 2012 10:26 AM

    B. U. S. T.

  3. jbaxt says: Nov 12, 2012 10:32 AM

    Good news is we’ll get as much from him on IR as we do with him in the starting lineup.

  4. kcnative says: Nov 12, 2012 10:34 AM

    Dorsey should catch on with a team that plays a 4-3 and should be better suited as a DT.

  5. jacobslatter says: Nov 12, 2012 10:37 AM

    Glenn Dorsey belongs in a 4-3 front. Everyone always knew that but stubborn coaches like to throw in their own 3-4 systems even though their personnel usually won’t fit (see Falcons 2003 with Wade “The Real Bum” Phillips as DC & the Bills the previous few years) because it’s the hip happenin’ thang to do.

  6. samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says: Nov 12, 2012 10:56 AM

    Doesn’t “Glenn Dorsey” sound like a big band leader from the ’40s?

  7. cypressballs says: Nov 12, 2012 11:14 AM

    The first of the LSU departures from the CHiefs. Bowe & Tyson Jackson will be next

  8. bigdawg24 says: Nov 12, 2012 11:14 AM

    Glenn Doresy was not near as huge of BUST as what Tyson Jackson was.

    It is hard to be a Cheaps fan — watching other teams draft good players, while your team takes reaches and bargain basement players with high draft picks.

    Saw Matt Barkley throw 3 ints for USC Saturday – he will fit in great with the Cheaps.

  9. dontasemebro says: Nov 12, 2012 11:54 AM

    They signed Shaun Smith!!!! The same Shaun Smith that punched Quinn in the chops while they were teamates in Cleveland?! The same “package grabbin” Shaun Smith from every other team he’s been booted from?!
    Man! Romeo is really tryin to relive his greatness that he had in Cleveland!

  10. 4evrnyt says: Nov 12, 2012 12:03 PM

    Becaue he was a high draft pick and able to perform as a capable starter he will be picked up fairly soon after free agency starts. Plenty of teams will be willing to blame his short comings on the coaches he’s had the past 5 years.

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