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Glenn Dorsey, Chiefs working towards contract

Willis McGahee, Glenn Dorsey AP

Given the Chiefs’ terrible record in 2012 and the presence of a new head coach (Andy Reid) and general manager (John Dorsey), sweeping changes to the roster — even core players — wouldn’t have been a complete surprise, considering the circumstances. Management changes often lead to personnel changes. It happens everywhere.

While Reid and Co. have made some changes, with the pending trade for QB Alex Smith the biggest of all, they have also signaled how much they like some of the personnel they inherited. (And a bare cupboard they did not inherit — after all, the Chiefs did have six Pro Bowlers last season.) Of note, WR Dwayne Bowe and P Dustin Colquitt signed long-term deals before they could ever test free agency.

Now, it looks like the Chiefs are working to keep defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey in the fold. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported Sunday night that “it would not be surprising” if Dorsey re-signed before free-agent signings commence on Tuesday.

As PFT’s Mike Florio noted on Thursday, the Chiefs want to bring back Dorsey, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.  The question was whether a deal could get done. La Canfora’s report suggests both sides are making the effort to do so.

The 28-year-old Dorsey has started 65 games in five seasons. A calf injury ended his 2012 campaign. Dorsey ranks No. 53 in PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100.

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11 Responses to “Glenn Dorsey, Chiefs working towards contract”
  1. stairwayto7 says: Mar 10, 2013 10:49 PM

    Dorsey= another LSU bust in the NFL!

  2. geraldthecat says: Mar 10, 2013 11:05 PM

    Dorsey has been playing out of position for 5 years. Hard to call bust on that.

  3. thaoption1 says: Mar 10, 2013 11:07 PM

    Great move for a 3-4 defense

  4. dukebroadway says: Mar 10, 2013 11:08 PM

    You have to keep in mind Dorsey has essentially been playing out of position. More suited to be a DT in a 4-3 vs DE in 3-4. Has he underperformed given his draft position. Yes, but he is far from a bust. Believe it or not Dorsey and Jackson were both towof the best DE against the run.

  5. firedup1 says: Mar 10, 2013 11:19 PM

    Next thing you know they will restructure Cassel.

  6. toddm1016 says: Mar 10, 2013 11:22 PM

    Pretty dumb on Dorsey’s part. He’s going to play his entire career out if position. We’ll never know what he could have been. Shameful.

  7. ckinthekc99 says: Mar 10, 2013 11:27 PM

    It’s obvious this guy is a 4-3 tackle, why would he sign to be mediocre at best defensive end with Chiefs again in a 3-4 end? Dumb move by player & team

  8. 90210g says: Mar 11, 2013 12:14 AM

    Fatboy Reid will ruin this franchise! Don’t understand why he gets so much credit yet alone another hc job! I do hope for the queefs to destroy Martian Head and the donks!

  9. gerard33 says: Mar 11, 2013 12:49 AM

    Um, he brings nothing in terms of pass rush…. hope he’s being looked at as a part-time player because they need more overall impact from that position.

  10. joetoronto says: Mar 11, 2013 5:24 AM

    Next up, Matt Cassel!

  11. dukebroadway says: Mar 11, 2013 7:03 AM

    Um, his primary job is stuffin the run, and eating up blocks to free up Houston and Hali you know….the pro bowlers.

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