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Free Agency & Other Subjects With John Dorsey

General Manager John Dorsey spoke on a number of subjects other than Emmanuel Sanders on Tuesday when he joined the media horde on a conference call.

Here’s what Dorsey said about:

The search for roster help at wide receiver: “This is just really the mid part of the second week of free agency; there are still players out there. This draft is very deep in terms of wide receivers with skills. We always talk about (how) we’re going to turn over every rock possible as we move forward here and that’s kind of part of the process right now. As this plan moves forward, we’re going to continue to add competitive depth to our roster and that’s what we do every day. We come in here and we try to find the best possible players we can.”

Status of contract extension talks with quarterback Alex Smith and outside linebacker Justin Houston: “That’s an ongoing process as we speak and we’ve had communication with representatives. That’s kind of where we are.”

Whether it will be Eric Fisher or Donald Stephenson as the starter at left tackle: “Well I think both guys are good football players, and whatever they can do to help contribute to this team, their role is to do that. I think at the end of the day the coaching staff will put the best five offensive linemen out there for what’s good for the Kansas City Chiefs. That’s kind of where I see those guys positioning. At the end of the day, the coach is going to align the players where he feels helps us get the winning edge.”

Similar characteristics with free agency signees Joe Mays, Jeff Linkenbach and Vance Walker: “They’re good football players who happen to be good men. All along we’ve said we’d like to have men of character, men who are committed to the game of football. Those are guys that you want on your football team.  At the end of the day, you guys are going to like these guys.”

Chiefs salary cap situation right now: “We’re in a good position right now; it gives us some flexibility to do a few things if we have to and it gives us flexibility to acquire some more players if we have to. But I think we’re in a good space right now, we’re in a good place.”


4 Responses to “Free Agency & Other Subjects With John Dorsey”

  • March 18, 2014  - el cid says:

    If you hoped for some actual info, things that are happening inside Arrowhead, do not read this. Dorsey had to make a comment or two about how great things are going for the Chiefs, he did. The plan is working, just what he should have said. Did you expect something different.


  • March 18, 2014  - cychief24 says:

    Everytime Weinberg spews he sounds more guilty. I’ll laugh when E. Sanders feet give out on him again.
    The draft is deep at WR and OL.


  • March 18, 2014  - Russell says:

    Such Non-Answers. These Football heads must dread having to answer anything.


  • March 19, 2014  - R W says:

    Some have called the OFF-season the SILLY-season where most all the GMs and coaches go into their version of liar’s poker when making public statements. Given the Chief’s salary cap, current roster and glaring needs, Dorsey is doing okay for what he has to work around.

    We’re only in about the 2d quarter of the silly season and the game, as we all know, is won in the 4th quarter. The free agent market has cooled now to the point where there will be a real sense of urgency present among the available players and their agents to make a move, any move to reduce anxiety levels. This is where a savvy GM can make their bones and where Dorsey has to shine.

    It also goes without saying, oooops…just said it, having an excellent draft could not be more important. When we look up after about the 2d pre-season game in August, we should have an excellent idea of how well Dorsey did his job in this off-season.




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