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John Dorsey on Emmanuel Sanders: Put it in rearview mirror and move on

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At his first press conference as a member of the Broncos, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders denied that there was any kind of agreement in principle with the Chiefs in place before he came to terms in Denver.

Sanders’ agent Steve Weinberg made the same claim in a statement released on Tuesday that recounted Weinberg’s version of the events that led him and his client from talks with the Chiefs to a deal with the Broncos. To Weinberg, the Chiefs “obviously misinterpreted what was happening and jumped to unreasonable conclusions” when they reportedly got upset about Weinberg and Sanders’ actions.

Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey met the media on Tuesday for an update on the first week of free agency and faced the expected questions about what went down with Sanders. He wouldn’t say whether he felt the team had an agreement in place with the wideout and stressed that it was time to move on to the next thing.

“I don’t know about all that. During the free-agency stuff, anything can happen. You know what, I was interested in the player and at the end of the day, the player and the agent decided to go to Denver … we have to move forward and build this organization. I’m looking forward to the next project,” Dorsey said, via the Kansas City Star. “I really don’t talk about the negotiations outside of the building, and really that’s it. We move on, and that’s kind of what I’ve done. I’ve put it in the rearview mirror and I’ve moved forward.”

Dorsey said the Chiefs would “turn over every rock” in free agency and the draft to find the receiver help they seek with Sanders off the table and said he didn’t feel his team was trying to catch up with the Broncos after Denver’s aggressive work in free agency. Finding another productive receiver under one of those rocks to go with Dwayne Bowe would be a good way to make sure Kansas City can keep pace with Denver come the regular season.

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10 Responses to “John Dorsey on Emmanuel Sanders: Put it in rearview mirror and move on”
  1. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Mar 19, 2014 8:18 AM

    If KC wants to keep pace with Denver this season, my recommendation is for Tamba Hali and Justin Houston to arrive at the precise point where Peyton Manning is standing when he comes to visit Arrowhead — and for each to arrive in a very angry mood.

    In the blink of an eye, that would knock the Donks down a few pegs.

  2. mykpfsu says: Mar 19, 2014 8:29 AM

    Sanders camp seems to want to forget that it was reported that Tampa also knew that they were shopping their KC deal to other teams.

  3. tryingmybest2 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:06 AM

    Sanders is not very reliable with the game at stake. Sorry.

    -Steeler Fan

  4. piscataquis007 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:19 AM

    Sanders is a servicable 2nd or 3rd reciever. Certainly not worth the money Denver paid for him. And certainly not worth all the press he is getting.

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 19, 2014 10:02 AM

    Hit this guy with a tampering charge for talking about having interest in a player that is under contract with another team.

  6. joetoronto says: Mar 19, 2014 10:04 AM

    What a mess the Chiefs are, at least Sanders didn’t shoot anyone or kill himself.

  7. rc33 says: Mar 19, 2014 10:24 AM

    Not unlike all the Denver cheating NFL fans have become accustomed to. This tampering situation, circumventing the salary cap, the Von Miller drug test fiasco, etc..

  8. scw1993 says: Mar 19, 2014 11:21 AM

    Broncos get away with it again, I’m not surprised.

  9. lscratchingthesurface says: Mar 19, 2014 11:57 AM

    The Chiefs don’t need Sanders. Move on, people! KC will likely draft a WR but not in the first round.

  10. jjackwagon says: Mar 20, 2014 5:07 PM

    What a mess the Chiefs are…from a Raider fan? Classic…Remind us again the last time the Raiders weren’t a dumpster fire?

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