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.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF Nov 05 '12

The Kansas City Star believes DE Glenn Dorsey will not be back with the Chiefs next season.

Dorsey is sidelined by a calf injury once again and is out indefinitely. After this season, his rookie contract will be up and the Chiefs are unlikely to pay the man they made the No. 5 overall pick in the 2008 draft. Dorsey is a better fit as a tackle in a 4-3 scheme.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF Nov 02 '12

Coach Romeo Crennel believes RE Glenn Dorsey's calf aggravation is the worst of the injuries suffered in Thursday's game.

"It looks like he might be the guy who's the most severe," said Crennel. Dorsey was playing for the first time since September. Ropati Pitoitua came on as Dorsey's replacement late in the game.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF Nov 01 '12

Chiefs RE Glenn Dorsey left Thursday night's game versus the Chargers after he re-injured his calf.

Dorsey was hurt at the end of the second quarter and is questionable to return. He has been battling the issue for the past month and a half and has missed the previous four games. Ropati Pitoitua and Allen Bailey will fill in.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF Oct 05 '12

Chiefs RE Glenn Dorsey (calf) has been ruled out for Week 5.

Dorsey's absence improves Ray Rice's Week 5 fantasy matchup. Dorsey figures to be replaced by Ropati Pitoitua across from Tyson Jackson for Sunday's game.