Adam Tiecher of the Kansas City Star writse that this could be Glenn Dorsey‘s final season with the Chiefs following the most recent calf injury that he suffered during Thursday night’s loss to the Chargers.
“Dorsey may return at some point this year or perhaps this injury has ended his season,” writes Tiecher. “Either way, his career with the Chiefs appears to be winding down and certainly not the way they envisioned with they made him the fifth pick in the 2008 draft.”
Tiecher notes that a year after Dorsey was drafted, the Chiefs changed to a 3-4 defense, which doesn’t fit his skill set. Tiecher adds that the defensive change affected Dorsey the most, having him keep blockers away from linebackers rather than allowing him to make plays.
Adam Teicher also reports that the Chiefs signed DT Shaun Smith today, which could be an indication that Dorsey might miss a number of games.
If the Chiefs elect to not re-sign Dorsey, he shouldn’t have a problem landing with another team, as he potentially could be a better fit in a 4-3 defense.