Chiefs introduce Packers' Dorsey as GM

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The Kansas City Chiefs introduced John Dorsey as the team's general manager.
"John's outstanding track record as a talent evaluator and his experience helping to build a successful organization make him an ideal choice for our next general manager," owner Clark Hunt said. "He is a respected player personnel executive and a person of high integrity who I believe will work very well with Coach (Andy) Reid. I'm excited to have both John and Andy on board to build our football team."
Dorsey enters his first season as an NFL general manager and his 23rd year as a player personnel evaluator. He is responsible for overseeing all player personnel matters and reports directly to Hunt.
The Chiefs first made the announcement at halftime of Saturday night's NFC playoff game between the Packers and San Francisco 49ers.
Dorsey joined the Packers in 1991 as a college and served as the Packers' scouting director since 1998 except for one year when he was the Seattle Seahawks' director of player personnel. Dorsey also played linebacker for Green Bay in the 1980s.
"I would like to thank John Dorsey for his 27 years of service to the Green Bay Packers. First as a player, and later as a member of the personnel department, John has been a loyal member of the Packers family and the Green Bay community for more than half of his life," GM Ted Thompson said in a statement Monday. "The Chiefs have hired a good man and John has earned this opportunity. We wish John and his family all the best."
Dorsey, 52, replaces Scott Pioli, who held the job for four years before the Chiefs and Pioli parted ways after a dismal 2-14 season in 2012.
The Chiefs named Reid as their new head coach days after he was fired by the Eagles.