He was the top player on many NFL boards in the 2008 draft, and he, like Albert, will be expected to step into a starting role immediately this season.
Per WPI publisher Nick Athan, the Chiefs were initially looking at a one to two-week holdout from Dorsey, but it now appears he may only miss a few days of training camp.
Dorsey was the fifth overall selection in the 2008 draft, and though picks one through four have already signed, Dorsey and/or his agent may have been waiting on the sixth selection, Vernon Gholston, to sign before striking a deal with the Chiefs. Gholston remained unsigned as of Thursday morning, but the Chiefs are optimistic about getting Dorsey into River Falls this week.
Dorsey was impressive during OTAs, but can't afford to miss time and get out of shape in the same manner that former Chiefs defensive tackle Ryan Sims did during his rookie holdout in 2002. That fact is surely weighing heavily on the minds of Chiefs officials as they attempt to get their top pick on the plane to River Falls.
UPDATE 5:37 PM - Despite reports to the contrary, according to WPI Publisher Nick Athan negotiations with Dorsey's agent are still ongoing. With Vernon Gholston, the sixth overall pick, signing Thursday, the slotting is set for Dorsey. A deal is still possible within the next 24 to 72 hours.
Chiefs narrow gap with Dorsey
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