From River Falls, Wisconsin
As last year’s first-round draft choice DE Glenn Dorsey missed the first day of training camp.
Dorsey signed the next day, missing two practices in all and there wasn’t anything that he missed that he didn’t have the opportunity to make up.
And Dorsey has been in contact with this year’s first-round selection DE Tyson Jackson. The former teammates at LSU have talked several times in the last week, as Jackson missed the start of camp on Friday.
“He wants to be here, but he’s got to take care of business,” Dorsey said Friday afternoon as he headed into the UW-River Falls cafeteria for lunch. “It was the same with me. I wanted to be here from the first day last year, but there are things you have to get done and it’s the time you do them.
“I told him the ropes, but he’s got to do what he’s got to do. I think he’ll be here pretty soon.”
Jackson remains the highest pick from the 2009 NFL Draft that is unsigned. On Thursday, the second choice OT Jason Smith agreed on a deal with the St. Louis Rams.
Todd Haley again refused to address the situation with Jackson.
But Dorsey understands what he’s going through.
“You worry about what you are missing and how far behind you are going to be when you get here,” said Dorsey. “You know you are going to have to deal with the veterans and they are going to have something to tell you.
“He’ll be here when he gets everything done. It’s a business too and everything needs to be right.”