Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports is reporting that the Kansas City Chiefs are making progress on a new deal for defensive end Glenn Dorsey. Although it appeared Dorsey was going to be released with a new regime coming to Kansas City, La Canfora said an emphasis has been placed on keeping young talent to try and better utilize it within a scheme and personnel fit.
Dorsey played in the first three games, including one more in November, before being placed on injured reserve. Chiefs general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid seem to like the 27-year-old and want him to stay in the mix with the rest of the defensive line.
Glenn Dorsey was drafted out of LSU in 2008 with the fifth overall pick under then-general manager Carl Peterson. He's compiled four sacks and one forced fumble while playing as a defensive tackle in the 4-3 defensive scheme in 2008 and playing defensive end in the 3-4 system since 2009.
NFL.com and NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah tweeted that the Chiefs are interested in Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jason Jones. If Dorsey re-signs and Jones joins the Chiefs, Reid will have some depth at the defensive line.
The Chiefs have been busy this offseason. So far, they have restructured Tyson Jackson's contract, who played defensive end opposite Dorsey. Kansas City has also re-signed wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and punter Dustin Colquitt while also franchising offensive tackle Branden Albert.
Outside of Kansas City, the Chiefs have acquired San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith in a trade and signed Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson. Smith and Robinson will officially be with the Chiefs this week when NFL free agency begins.