INDIANAPOLIS -- Here are some notes from the news conference of new Kansas City general manager John Dorsey at the combine Friday:
Dorsey shares the same philosophy as new Kansas City coach Andy Reid when it comes to using the No. 1 pick in the draft. The Chiefs are going for talent.
“It is an ongoing situation, and at the end, we will see what happens, but it will be the best available player,” Dorsey said.
Like Reid said Thursday, Dorsey also said he is open to listening to trade offers for the top pick.
“Well, it’s a very unique situation sitting here in the first spot, but I can say this, if anybody wants to come up, they’re more than welcome,” Dorsey said. “But then again, I’m going to select the first available player, or I’m going to trade. It all depends on the options that are presented to me. That’s why I’m sitting here, because I want to explore every opportunity possible and what’s best for the Kansas City Chiefs.”
Dorsey said the team will meet with between six and eight quarterbacks at the combine. Quarterback is the team’s greatest need.
Dorsey said the team has been in touch with pending free agents receiver Dwayne Bowe and left tackle Branden Albert. He said the talks are ongoing. Dorsey also said the team has been in touch with quarterback Matt Cassel and defensive end Tyson Jackson. Cassel almost certainly will be cut, and Jackson will have to take a major pay cut to avoid being cut.
Dorsey praised the Chiefs’ 2012 first-round pick, defensive tackle Dontari Poe. He said he thinks Poe came on strong last season and he thinks Poe can be a standout.