Glenn Dorsey
DL SF (8)
1 week ago

Dorsey (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Dorsey was inactive Monday night against the Rams, but is set to play Week 2. He'll likely rotate in behind starting DT Mike Purcell.

Glenn Dorsey
DL SF (8)
2 weeks ago

Dorsey (knee) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, CSNBayArea.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dorsey was inactive Monday night against the Rams as he progresses in his recovery from offseason knee surgery. Head coach Chip Kelly said Dorsey was thought to have had a chance at playing, though, and thus may have a chance to suit up Week 2. However, he should be considered questionable until further notice.

Glenn Dorsey
DL SF (8)
2 weeks ago

Dorsey (knee) is questionable for Monday's matchup with Washington, Eric Branch of sfgate.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After sitting out most of this week, Dorsey returned to practice in a limited fashion Friday. There is reason to believe that he won't play considering his status this week, but given the extra day of rest, San Francisco may be inclined to see how the big man feels early Monday. Regardless, Dorsey's status will likely remain murky until a few hours before kickoff.

Glenn Dorsey
DL SF (8)
2 weeks ago

Dorsey (knee) was limited in the 49ers' practice on Friday, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dorsey has not played since tearing his ACL in Week 10 last season. After sitting out of practice Thursday, his limited work Friday can be seen as a positive trend. It has previously been reported that he is expected to play on Monday, and that the team is simply exercising caution with their back up nose tackle. Expect him to have a limited role in his first game back if he does indeed play Monday.

Glenn Dorsey
DL SF (8)
3 weeks ago

Dorsey (knee) did not participate in practice on Thursday, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dorsey hasn't played since tearing his ACL last year. He's expected to play on Monday and his absence from Thursday's session may have been precautionary as the team doesn't want to force him to do too much prior to his first game back. It's unclear if the team will limit him in his return.

Glenn Dorsey
DL SF (8)
3 weeks ago

Head coach Chip Kelly said that he expects Dorsey (knee) to be available in Monday's season opener against the Rams, CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dorsey missed the entire preseason rehabbing from an ACL tear. It is unlikely he has a large role coming off injury, but he only has to beat out the unproven Mike Purcell to become the team's starting nose tackle.

Glenn Dorsey
DL SF (8)
3 weeks ago

Dorsey (knee) did not start Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Dorsey returned to practice Monday but his surgically repaired knee was apparently not healthy enough to take part in a full game. With Quinton Dial (knee) reportedly ready for Week 1, Dorsey will likely serve as a backup defensive lineman barring any sort of setback with his knee.

Glenn Dorsey
DL SF (8)
1 month ago

Dorsey (knee) was in full pads taking part in individual drills Monday, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dorsey has missed the 49ers' first three preseason games while rehabbing from a torn ACL. His participation in practice bodes well for his availability in Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers. With Quinton Dial (knee) going down to injury last week, Dorsey could potentially start at nose tackle Week 1 if his knee proves to be healthy.

Glenn Dorsey
DL SF (8)
2 months ago

Dorsey (knee) passed his conditioning test Saturday, CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dorsey tore his ACL last season and has been making good progress in his recovery this offseason. He will be slowly worked back into the mix during training camp. Dorsey will have competition for a role at defensive end with DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead on the depth chart, but he could find playing time at the nose tackle position with Ian Williams already ruled out for the season.

Glenn Dorsey
DL SF (8)
5 months ago

GM Trent Baalke claims Dorsey is making "very good progress" in his recovery from an ACL tear, Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Regarding Dorsey's availability for Week 1, Baalke went on to say, "I'm never going to give a definitive [answer] because I don't know. He could always have a setback coming up. But right now he's making progress, he looks good, his mind's in a great place, and ready to roll."

EDGE Analysis

Despite this endorsement of health, Dorsey is almost certainly slated for the PUP list to start training camp. However, he won't necessarily begin the season there. Dorsey suffered the torn ACL last season against the Seahawks on Nov. 22, and although occurring late in the season, he could certainly be "ready to roll" come opening day. Comparatively, DT Geno Atkins suffered an ACL tear in Week 9 of the 2013 season, and was good to go for Week 1 of 2014.