Monday, September 2, 2013
Moses may become more than waiver claim
By Adam Teicher
If you’re looking for an eventual find from the seven players the Chiefs claimed off waivers Sunday, you could do worse than outside linebacker Dezman Moses. Cut by Green Bay, Moses started six games as a rookie last season for the Packers and had four sacks.
Chiefs general manager John Dorsey had to be waiting for the Packers to set Moses free. The Chiefs were first in line for waiver claims and Dorsey, formerly Green Bay’s director of college scouting, knew Moses well.
“He can set the edge,’’ Dorsey said. “He can rush the passer a little bit. He can play on (special) teams. He’s what you want in that position.’’
Knowing Dorsey’s thoughts, Moses’ initial reaction upon learning he was cut by the Packers was that he might be Kansas City-bound.
“You never know in this business,’’ Moses said. “I was hoping. John Dorsey was obviously there last year. I spoke with him a lot throughout the year. He was one of the guys who helped bring me over there. He gave me an opportunity there and I’m very excited he gave me another opportunity here.’’
Moses will most likely have to wait his turn for a chance. The Chiefs have a pair of Pro Bowlers starting at outside linebacker in Justin Houston and Tamba Hali. One of the reserves, Frank Zombo, played well in the preseason and like Moses is another former Packer.