The Kansas City Chiefs have been without question the busiest NFL team during this off-season and now reports began to surface Sunday evening that the team is close to re-signing defensive end Glenn Dorsey, a former first-round draft pick expected to leave Kansas City via free agency.
Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports says that “it would not be surprising if Dorsey ended up re-signing [with Kansas City] before the [free agent] market opening Tuesday afternoon.”
If true, then it lends credence to the rumors that head coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey are much more pleased with the talent they inherited from the prior regime than most fans would have guessed. In the past two weeks, the two men have signed Dwayne Bowe and Dustin Colquitt to long-term contracts, franchised tackle Branden Albert, restructured Tyson Jackson’s contract, and now they may be close to keeping Dorsey.
Outside observers believe that Reid and John Dorsey think that maybe underachieving players like Jackson and Glenn Dorsey were used incorrectly under the previous regime and that better coaching and the proper scheme will produce superior results. If not, then the contracts shouldn’t handicap the team from getting rid of the players in 2014.
At the end of last season, the two major holes on the roster were at quarterback and the cornerback position opposite Brandon Flowers, so the Chiefs traded for Alex Smith and picked up cornerback Dunta Robinson after the Falcons released him. Even Kansas City’s harshest critics would have to admit that both men are an upgrade from what the team had there in 2012.
The team still needs a lot of work to get back to the top of the AFC West and to be a relevant player in the NFL this year, but with free agency starting in earnest Tuesday afternoon and the NFL Draft beginning April 25, the Chiefs have the flexibility to dramatically improve on the 2-14 disaster of last year.
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