2013 Free Agents of interest – Part 4 – Glenn Dorsey, DT/DE

Glenn Dorsey – DT/DE : 6’ 1’’, 297 lbs., 27 y/o, 5th season, 1st  round pick in 2008 by Kansas City Chiefs.

Glenn Dorsey never reachedthe elite player status that is supposed to reach any player selected in the top 5 of any given draft. He’s actually short by a mile. The major overhaul that looks to happen this offseason in Kansas City would most probably means that he’ll be a free agent and probably a cheapo one, since the bust label the Dorsey has on his back.

Still the guy was a every week starter and even if he didn’t produce close to what he was supposed to be (a penetrating under tackle that could bring a lot of pressure to opposing QBs) he could be a nice depth addition to the Broncos DLine.

He just went to I/R this weekend so no more stats for him for the rest of the year.

His career stats as week 10 of 2012: 238 tackles, (159 solo), 4 sacks, 3 pass deflections and 1 forced fumble.

Why the broncos would be interested:

  • The Broncos could see in him a good rotation and good depth, given that Warren and Bannan will be UFA, Vickerson will be a RFA just as Mitch Unrein.
  • Glenn Dorsey could be a cheap addition and bring playing experience.
  • He could provide some rotation also at the DE position, since he played also DE in the Chiefs 3-4 front.
  • He is still young player that could have a chip on his shoulder and wanting another new opportunity to become a better player in a 4-3 defense front that could be better suited for his skills.

Why the Broncos could not pursuing him:

  • The Broncos look to prefer bigger DLine guys, they just Drafted Malik Jackson and Derek Wolfe and both are listed at 6’ 5’’ on the team roster page, at 6’1” he could be a little bit short
  • More team could be interested in his playing experience in the 3-4 front, so he could end up being less cheap that what Denver FO would be wishing.
  • His actual injury could rise some red-flag to some team, including the Broncos that had to deal to a 2 years I/R Warren.


His addition won’t be spectacular at all, as for I see it would even create some media controversy, because Dorsey production is not even compare with the potential he had when entering in the league the way he did (he was talked also to be the best prospect that year…).

He is anyhow an experienced player that could bring some depth to Denver DLine and could also want a new environment and a fresh start to “redeem” himself and gain leverage a s a good DT/DE in the NFL.

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