Dorsey, Gilberry Options For Chiefs Nose Tackle Depth

I caught something interesting in Todd Haley's press conference yesterday afternoon.  He was asked who might spell nose tackle Ron Edwards now that Tank Tyler is gone.

"We’ve been giving reps to a couple of different guys that have nose (tackle) possibilities. I think any number of guys: Glenn Dorsey could play in there if need be, Wallace Gilberry’s got some reps, so we’ve got a plan if something were to happen significant."

Dorsey and Gilberry are defensive ends in the Chiefs 3-4.

Dorsey is listed at 6'1", 297 pounds while Gilberry is a slim (?) 6'2", 268 pounds.  Not exactly the 6'3", 330 pound nose tackles we see across the league.

We talked a little bit about Kenny Smith yesterday but Haley did acknowledge that he or possibly a practice squad player (Marlon Favorite) could be seeing some time pretty quickly.  Haley also said he's encouraged by what he's seen from Smith in just a couple of days but qualified that statement with IF he can stay healthy, which has been a major concern for him over the last six years.

It's hard for me to see Smith playing this weekend but, then again, that wouldn't be the first time I was wrong.  If Smith isn't a contributor this weekend, then look for Dorsey and/or Gilberry to possibly fill that role.

(H/T stagdsp for the link!)

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