PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The Kansas City Chiefs have placed defensive end Glenn Dorsey on injured reserve with a calf injury and added defensive back Neiko Thorpe to the 53-man roster.
Dorsey played in just four games this season. He injured his left calf in practice in September and missed four games, then injured his right calf during a 31-13 loss to the Chargers on Nov. 1. The former first-round draft pick finishes the season with seven tackles and no sacks.
Thorpe made the Chiefs this summer after signing with the club as an undrafted rookie free agent. He played on special teams during a 9-6 loss to the Ravens last month, and was on the practice squad when he was promoted before Kansas City faced the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night.
CHIEFS PLACE DORSEY ON IR; ELEVATE THORPE TO 53-MAN ROSTER
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that the club has placed defensive end Glenn Dorsey on injured reserve and elevated defensive back Neiko Thorpe from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.
Dorsey (6-1, 297) has played in 66 games (65 starts) in five NFL seasons with the Chiefs. He has recorded 222 tackles (159 solo), 4.0 sacks for -18.0 yards, 22 pressures, one forced fumble, four fumble recoveries and three passes defensed. The Gonzales, La., native originally entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick (fifth overall) of the Chiefs in the 2008 NFL Draft. Dorsey was an All-SEC defensive end at LSU and prepped at East Ascension High School in Gonzales, La.
Thorpe (6-2, 185) originally joined the Chiefs as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2012. He’s seen action on special teams in one contest vs. Baltimore on Oct. 7. He played in 51 games (40 starts) at Auburn, compiling 279 tackles (172 solo), seven interceptions returned for 189 yards (27.0 avg.), 35 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal returned for a touchdown. He was an Under Armour All-American at Tucker High School in Tucker, Ga.