Did anyone remember that Glenn Dorsey is a free agent this year? He's been an afterthought as we worked through the contract statuses of Dwayne Bowe and Branden Albert, the two highest profile free agents. I've assumed for a while now that Dorsey wouldn't be back with the Chiefs. But is that a good assumption?
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that the Chiefs new regime hopes to keep Dorsey in Kansas City. There aren't any more details on discussions or anything like that. But that they "hope" to retain Dorsey, according to the report.
Here's the thing though: Dorsey is set to be a free agent on March 12. If he and the Chiefs don't do a deal by then, he will hit the open market. So if the Chiefs want to keep him, the best case scenario would be doing a deal before free agency hits. Florio points out that there could be a market for Dorsey's services given that the Dolphins used the franchise tag on Randy Starks, taking him off the market.
Keeping Dorsey has its benefits. The Chiefs wrapped up Tyson Jackson so that takes care of one starting defensive end spot, but there's still one spot open, which is where Dorsey played last season.
The Chiefs certainly have options with that No. 1 pick in hand. Depending on the type of contract he would get, Dorsey could have an impact on that pick. If KC re-signed him, would they still be looking at a defensive tackle with the No. 1 pick?
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