Glenn Dorsey DL SF 15 Days

Dorsey (biceps) is expected to be placed on the 49ers' injured reserve/designated to return list on Tuesday, CSN Bay Area reports.

Dorsey was slated to start at nose tackle before tearing his biceps Aug. 1 and is now expected to miss three-and-a-half months following surgery. With the possibility of returning some time after the mid-season mark, Dorsey will be named San Francisco's designated player to return, ruling him out of practice until after Week 6 and out of games until after Week 8. While Dorsey rehabs, Quinton Dial is expected to open the regular season as the 49ers' starter at nose tackle.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF 26 Days

Dorsey (biceps) is expected to miss three and a half months after undergoing successful surgery on August 4, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

The three and a half month timetable is on the short end of the expected recovery from an injury like the one Dorsey sustained, so this is good news for the nose tackle and for the 49ers. Coach Jim Harbaugh is hoping that Dorsey will be ready by late-November to early-December to help out the team down the stretch. He is the leading candidate to be placed in the injured reserve - with a designation to return list. Dorsey recently signed a two-year extension with the 49ers.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF 29 Days

Dorsey (biceps) agreed to a two-year contract extension with the 49ers on Tuesday, Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports.

Dorsey is uncertain to play in 2014 after tearing his biceps in training camp, but in signing Dorsey to a new deal, they'll be able to ensure he doesn't hit the open market next summer. He'll likely be placed on injured reserve to start the season, but there's a good chance he could be the club's designated player to return if he progresses well in his recovery.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF 1 Month

Dorsey (biceps), who will undergo surgery Monday, is at best hoped to be able to return late in the regular season, CSN Bay Area reports.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF Mar 25 '13

The 49ers gave DL Glenn Dorsey no assurances on his role when they signed him to a two-year, $6 million deal on March 13.

"No, I'm coming into it trying to play whatever they want me to play," he said. "I don't have no set spot." Dorsey is penciled in (lightly) at nose tackle, but at 6-foot-1 and just over 300 pounds, it's not an ideal position in the Niners' 3-4. The 49ers would prefer Dorsey to fill Ricky Jean-Francois' shoes as a utility lineman capable of backing up all three positions up front.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF Mar 15 '13

The 49ers plan to play newly signed Glenn Dorsey at nose tackle in their 3-4.

At 6-foot-1 and just over 300 pounds, Dorsey will be an undersized nose tackle in the Jay Ratliff mold. The 49ers will likely give him plenty of penetrating opportunities as opposed to using Dorsey as a two-gap plugger. Dorsey's two-year deal is worth $6 million. He received a $2.285 million signing bonus.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF Mar 13 '13

49ers agreed to terms with DE Glenn Dorsey, formerly of the Chiefs.

Dorsey made San Francisco his lone free-agent visit. The Chiefs initially wanted him back, but they went out and signed DL Mike DeVito on Tuesday. Dorsey is a quality run defender, and he'll slide into the role vacated by free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois, acting as the top backup at the end spots.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF Mar 12 '13

Free agent DE Glenn Dorsey will visit the 49ers.

Fellow free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois appears headed out of San Francisco, so Dorsey may be pegged as his replacement. He's a fine run defender, but we like the idea of Dorsey as a tackle in a 4-3 better.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF Mar 10 '13

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Chiefs are "really trying" to re-sign free agent DE Glenn Dorsey.

La Canfora considers Dorsey "likely" to stay in K.C. We'd prefer to see Dorsey get an opportunity to rush the passer from a three-technique position in a 4-3. If he hits the market, Dorsey could make sense as the No. 3 tackle in Detroit.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF Nov 11 '12

Chiefs placed DE Glenn Dorsey (calf) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The transaction also may end Dorsey's career in Kansas City. Done for the year due to a recurring calf injury, Dorsey has also battled a bad knee and was essentially a non-factor in 2012. 27-year-old Dorsey's rookie contract is up after the season, and he'll be eligible for unrestricted free agency in March.