The Kansas City Chiefs have been active re-signing their own free agents and adding plenty of new talent. But on Wednesday they lost Glenn Dorsey to the San Francisco. The defensive lineman bolted to the 49ers for a two-year deal.
While there were grumblings leading up to the opening of free agency that both sides were interested in working out a deal, Dorsey was unlikely to be back once the Chiefs added free agent Mike DeVito.
Dorsey was going to have trouble ever living up to the expectations that come along with being the fifth pick in the draft, but he was solid during his time in Kansas City. Despite constant shifting of coaching staffs and personnel around him, Dorsey was able to play in all but two games over his first four years with the Chiefs.
In those first four seasons Dorsey had 231 tackles and four sacks. He looked poised to turn in a big contract year under new head coach Romeo Crennel, but was limited to just four games in 2012 due to a calf injury that landed him on injured reserve.
He played all along the line while in Kansas City and 49ers GM Trent Baalke knows he’ll do the same in San Francisco.
“Glenn brings great versatility to our defensive front” Baalke said. “And we look forward to his contributions on the field and in the community.”
There are few teams better suited for a run at the Super Bowl than the Niners, making the big man happy.
“When I heard the 49ers were interested, I was like, ‘Man, let’s go.’” Dorsey said in a conference call after the deal was announced.
He also took to Twitter Wednesday night to thank the only franchise he has known as a professional.
“Would like to thank the Kansas City Chiefs organization for the opportunity. Great city with great people. Will definitely miss you all.”
It’s unfortunate he won’t do it with the Chiefs, but I still think Dorsey is set to take off. He’s jumping right into the middle of arguably the best defense in the league and will get to do work inside and out.